On the importance of pictorial representations for the symbolic / subsymbolic distinction

  • Michael Mohnhaupt
Conference paper
Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 252)


This paper is concerned with representational aspects of cognition. It is based on the two assumptions: that cognition is information processing and 2) that mental representations and their manipulation are essential for cognitive processes. Both assumptions are the basis of the cognitive science research program. Given these assumptions there are mainly two different representational positions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Mohnhaupt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of HamburgHamburg 50Germany

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