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Can visual cognitive neuroscience learn anything from the philosophy of language? Ambiguity and the topology of neural network models of multistable perception

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The Necker cube and the productive class of related stimuli involving multiple depth interpretations driven by corner-like line junctions are often taken to be ambiguous. This idea is normally taken to be as little in need of defense as the claim that the Necker cube gives rise to multiple distinct percepts. In the philosophy of language, it is taken to be a substantive question whether a stimulus that affords multiple interpretations is a case of ambiguity. If we take into account what have ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s11229-014-0518-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Verlag (Germany) Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
193
Issue:
5
Pages:
1409-1432
Publication date:
2014-07-19
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
URN:
uuid:53e9f152-be35-43c6-b3fb-93eb0dc3618a
Source identifiers:
478990
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pubs:478990

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