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date: 25 February 2020

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Theories in psychology make implicit or explicit assumptions about the way people store and use information. The choice of a format for knowledge representation is crucial, because it influences what processes are easy or hard for a system to accomplish. In this chapter, I define the concept of a representation. Then, I review three broad types of representations that have been incorporated into many theories. Finally, I examine proposals for the role of body states in representation as well as proposals that the concept of knowledge representation has outlived its usefulness.

Keywords: knowledge representation, features, structured representation, analogy, embodied cognition, dynamical systems, multidimensional scaling

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