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    On the relation between Marr’s levels: a response to Blokpoel (2017)

    Cooper, Richard P. and Peebles, D. (2017) On the relation between Marr’s levels: a response to Blokpoel (2017). Topics in Cognitive Science 10 (3), pp. 649-653. ISSN 1756-8765.

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    Blokpoel reminds us of the importance of consistency of function across Marr’s levels, but we argue that the approach to ensuring consistency that he advocates — a strict relation through exact implementation of the higher-level function at the lower level — is unnecessarily restrictive. We show that it forces over-complication of the computational level (by requiring it to incorporate concerns from lower-levels) and results in the sacrifice of the distinct responsibilities associated with each level. We propose an alternative, no less rigorous, potential characterisation of the relation between levels.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Cognition, Computation and Modelling, Centre for
    Depositing User: Rick Cooper
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 13:06
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:32


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