BJKS Podcast

46. Book club: Conceptual Spaces by Peter Gärdenfors, chapters 1 & 2

December 03, 2021
BJKS Podcast
46. Book club: Conceptual Spaces by Peter Gärdenfors, chapters 1 & 2
Show Notes

This is the first episode of a book club series on Peter Gärdenfors's book Conceptual Spaces. In this episode, we will discuss chapters 1 and 2, which provide an overview over the book, and a discussion of the three kinds of representation: subconceptual, conceptual, and symbolic.

For this series, I'm joined by Koen Frolichcs, who was already my cohost for the books club series on Lee Child's Killing Floor. Koen and I are PhD students in the same lab.

Podcast links

Koen's links

Ben's links

My interview with Jacob Bellmund:

Bringing up Marr on a first date:

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Bellmund, J. L., Gärdenfors, P., Moser, E. I., & Doeller, C. F. (2018). Navigating cognition: Spatial codes for human thinking. Science, 362(6415).
Gärdenfors, P. (2004). Conceptual spaces: The geometry of thought. MIT press.
Hafting, T., Fyhn, M., Molden, S., Moser, M. B., & Moser, E. I. (2005). Microstructure of a spatial map in the entorhinal cortex. Nature, 436(7052), 801-806.
Kriegeskorte, N., Mur, M., & Bandettini, P. A. (2008). Representational similarity analysis-connecting the branches of systems neuroscience. Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 2, 4.
Kuper-Smith, B. J., & Korn, C. (2021, October 28). Decomposed 2*2 games - a conceptual review. PsyArXiv.
O'Keefe, J., & Dostrovsky, J. (1971). The hippocampus as a spatial map: preliminary evidence from unit activity in the freely-moving rat. Brain research.
Poldrack, R. A. (2020). The physics of representation. Synthese, 1-19.