A new way of linking information theory with cognitive science

Thornton, Chris (2013) A new way of linking information theory with cognitive science. In: Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 31 July - 3 August 2013, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

The relationship between the notion of *information* in information theory, and the notion of *information processing* in cognitive science, has long been controversial. But as the present paper shows, part of the disagreement arises from conflating different formulations of measurement. Clarifying distinctions reveals it is the context-free nature of Shannon's information average that is particular problematic from the cognitive point of view. Context-sensitive evaluation is then shown to be a way of addressing the problems that arise.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QZ Psychology
Depositing User: Chris Thornton
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 10:21
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 10:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55223

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