- Representation (psychology)
Representation is a term used in
cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive scienceto refer to a hypothetical internal cognitive symbolthat represents external reality. David Marr defines representation as "a formal system for making explicit certain entities or types of information, together with a specification of how the system does this." [David Marr: Vision. 1982] Representationalism(also known as indirect realism) is the view that representations are the main way we access external reality.
* Henrich, J. & Boyd, R. (2002). Culture and cognition: Why cultural evolution does not require replication of representations. "Culture and Cognition, 2," 87–112. [http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/faculty/boyd/Culture&CognitionByHenrich&Boyd.pdf Full text]
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