Abbreviated Journal Title
Behav. Brain Sci.
Psychology, Biological; Behavioral Sciences; Neurosciences
The claim made in the target article by Humphreys et al. that their theory of memory using a formal language is a significant improvement over alternatives using ''ambiguous metaphorical terminology'' is found wanting. Attempting to extend their theory beyond the symbolic realm, they postulate a binding between images and labels through appropriate data structures and gloss over many deep problems. A more fruitful approach to a theory of memory would proceed in an organic, bottom-up fashion, not in the top-down inorganic fashion of the target article.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
"Inorganic Memory" (1994). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1014.