This research was supported by the Santa Fe Institute, NSF grant IRI-9320200, and DOE grant DE-FG03-94ER25231.
Cognitive science -- Philosophy, Artificial intelligence, Cognition
I review the purported opposition between computational and dynamical approaches in cognitive science. I argue that both computational and dynamical notions will be necessary for a full explanatory account of cognition, and give a perspective on how recent research in complex systems can lead to a much needed rapprochement between computational and dynamical styles of explanation.
Mitchell, Melanie, "A Complex-Systems Perspective on the “Computation vs. Dynamics” Debate in Cognitive Science," SFI Working Paper 1998-02-017 (1998)
Santa Fe Institute Working Paper 1998-02-017. Subsequently published in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society--Cogsci98,710-715, M.A. Gernsbacher and S.J. Derry (eds.),