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Can humans form hierarchically embedded mental representations?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 October 1998

Denise Dellarosa Cummins
Affiliation:
Psychology Department, California State University, Sacramento, CA 95819-6007 dcummins@saclink.csus.edu

Abstract

Certain recurring themes have emerged from research on intelligent behavior from literatures as diverse as developmental psychology, artificial intelligence, human reasoning and problem solving, and primatology. These themes include the importance of sensitivity to goal structure rather than action sequences in intelligent learning, the capacity to construct and manipulate hierarchically embedded mental representations, and a troubling domain specificity in the manifestation of each.

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