Creation theory of cognition: Is memory retrieved or created?

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It could logically be proposed that all of the symbolic responses that we make are created from stored serial impulse patterns, that we do not require any symbols or rules in our memory representations, and that memory and perception are based on the same processes. The simulations in this chapter indicate that a very simple algorithm can create a symbolic pattern from non-symbolic patterns without any symbols or any encoding rules in memory. The success of the simulation indicates the potentialities of the creation theory of cognition that regards the creation of symbolic information from the interaction between a vast store of non-symbolic information and the externally input non-symbolic information as cognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamic Cognitive Processes
PublisherSpringer Tokyo
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)4431239995, 9784431239994
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005


  • Recognition memory
  • cross-inhibitory processes
  • inhibition
  • memory representation
  • pattern recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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