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Sanjay Chandrasekharan

From Pheromones to Memories: An Integrated Model of the Origin of External and Internal Representations

Based on two (reactive agent) simulations, I will argue that non-human organisms could generate novel epistemic structures (external representations that lower cognitive load) and novel internal traces (memories of the world that lower cognitive load) using the same learning mechanism.

I will then outline some of the implications of this model, particularly for Representation, the Extended Mind Thesis, and Simulation/Enaction Theory.

If time permits, I will also outline how the same model, with some modifications, explains human generation of structures in the world to lower cognitive load.

The paper (forthcoming in Adaptive Behaviour) is here.

Sanjay Chandrasekharan

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