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|Interpretation: A) Making statements about other statements, whereby new vocabulary may be introduced. If no new vocabulary is introduced, new information can be obtained by changing the syntactic grouping.|
B) In logic, interpretation is the insertion of values (objects) instead of the constants or free variables.
_____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Chris Frith on Interpretation - Dictionary of Arguments
Interpretation/argument/Frith: the fact that the evidence is ambiguous does not mean that there is no correct interpretation.
When our brain conceals the ambiguity, it presents only one interpretation.
Movement/interpretation/objective/intention/Frith: in movements, the internal models are the goals of the action.
Problem: movements are ambiguous, e.g. I can go to the bakery next door or to Patagonia.
Movement/interpretation: e.g. the person opposite me should repeat everything I do. I raise my left hand, the other person raises the right. Is this a mistake?
E.g. I take my right hand and touch my left ear, the other person takes the left and touches his/her left ear. Is this a mistake?
N.B.: now to the correct test: in the middle of the table is a big red button. I lean forward and touch it with my forehead. What the other person is doing depends on my hands: if I have chained hands, but the other person does not, he/she will use his/her hands, when I have free hands, the other person will use his/her head.
Movement/imitation/interpretation/Frith: for example, a subject should move the arms rhythmically up and down while they are watching another person, moving the arms rhythmically sideways.
This shows that we unconsciously tend to imitate others.
N.B.: when the person moving sideways was replaced by a robot, the unconscious imitation did not happen.
Movement/action/brain/interpretation/Frith: thesis: in the robot the brain registers only movements, but no actions._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World, Hoboken/NJ 2007
Wie unser Gehirn die Welt erschafft Heidelberg 2013
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