In this article, we show that, in agreement with Alan Turing’s original view, but contrary to many of his interpreters, high-level cognitive activities like algorithm execution are better described as dynamical activities, which involve the coordinate work of both internal (mental) resources and external ones, like paper and pencil or similar external tools. We, then, propose to exploit the basic dynamical features of a Turing machine in order to develop a dynamical approach to the cognitive explanation of human computational activities.

For a dynamical approach to human computation

GIUNTI, MARCO;PINNA, SIMONE
2016

Abstract

In this article, we show that, in agreement with Alan Turing’s original view, but contrary to many of his interpreters, high-level cognitive activities like algorithm execution are better described as dynamical activities, which involve the coordinate work of both internal (mental) resources and external ones, like paper and pencil or similar external tools. We, then, propose to exploit the basic dynamical features of a Turing machine in order to develop a dynamical approach to the cognitive explanation of human computational activities.
Dynamic systems modelling; algorithm execution by human subjects; Turing machine; tended mind;embodied cognition
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Logic Jnl IGPL-2016-Giunti-jigpal_jzw023.pdf

Solo gestori archivio

Descrizione: Articolo
Tipologia: versione editoriale
Dimensione 129.49 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
129.49 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11584/156043
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 5
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 3
social impact