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.)
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”.