Supplement to The Philosophy of Neuroscience

Figure 3: Representational content (concepts) characterized as partitions in high-dimensional vector state-species

A prototype of the concept is the center point or subvolume in the partition.

See text for full details. (Adapted from Paul Churchland 1989.)

see below for long description

A three dimensional Cartesian graph with axes labeled “dimension 1”, “dimension 2”, and “dimension 3”. partitioning the graph along dimension 3 is an irregular surface. On one side of the surface is a purple sphere labeled “prototype of concept A” and on the other a green sphere labeled “prototype of concept B”.

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