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Abstract or not abstract? Well, it depends ...

Abstract or not abstract? Well, it depends ...

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume32
Issue number3/4
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StatePublished - Aug 2009

Abstract

The target article by Cohen Kadosh & Walsh (CK&W) raises questions as to the precise nature of the notion of abstractness that is intended. We note that there are various uses of the term, and also more generally in mathematics, and suggest that abstractness is not an all-or-nothing property as the authors suggest. An alternative possibility raised by the analysis of numerical representation into automatic and intentional codes is suggested.

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