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QUEST Discussion Topics Dec 2

Below are the topics that consumed my bandwidth this week – a couple of really interesting news stories people might want to talk about (one on memory that corroborates our position on confabulation and one on Weber-Fichner law and shows that the relationship between the stimulus and perception is logarithmic. *** what Brian has been trying to explain to us on the relationship between sys1 and sys2 – if we assume that sys1 is in the stimulus space and sys2 is the perception space representation ***):
1.) Topic one this time of year is to pull together our overview. Traditionally the first meeting in Jan I provide an overview of QUEST talk. So among the topics I want to provide the opportunity for people to chime in on aspects of QUEST we need to emphasize when provided the opportunity to talk to new audiences.
2.) Topic two – ‘situated conceptualization’ to include the idea of a ‘pattern completion inference mechanism’. The article I’m using is ‘Simulation, situated conceptualization, and prediction’, Lawrence W. Barsalou* Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B (2009) 364, 1281–1289doi:10.1098/rstb.2008.03. Along these lines I also was investigating the Stanford SCAPE system that does completion inferencing for point cloud information for body types and activities even for types not in the data base. This stimulated a great interaction with our RH Colleagues on pattern completion and inferencing. One main point of departure from the publication is our position that the ‘simulation’ is not just for when the stimuli is not present but is the mechanism for generating the illusory cartesean theater for perception (also for imagination and recollection).
Quest Topics Dec 2

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