Information processing and dynamical systems approaches are complementary

Spurrett, Dr David (2002) Information processing and dynamical systems approaches are complementary. [Preprint]

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Shanker and King trumpet the adoption of a ‘new paradigm’ in communication studies, exemplified by Ape Language Research. While cautiously sympathetic, I maintain that their argument relies on a false dichotomy between ‘information’ and ‘dynamical systems’ theory, and that the resulting confusion prevents them from seeing and taking the main chance their line of thinking suggests.

Commentary on: Shanker, Stuart and King, Barbara (2000) The Emergence of a New Paradigm in Ape Language Research. (Unpublished)
Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:Ape Language Research, Dynamical Systems Theory, Information Processing
Subjects:Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Biology > Animal Cognition
Psychology > Psycholinguistics
JOURNALS > Behavioral & Brain Sciences
ID Code:3085
Deposited By: Spurrett, Professor David
Deposited On:25 Jul 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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Collier, J. (1999) Causation is the Transfer of Information. In: Causation, Natural Laws and Explanation, ed. Howard Sankey, Kluwer: 279-331.

Ross, D. and Dumouchel, P. (MS) Emotions as Strategic Signals.


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