A Mechanistic Account of Computational Explanation in Cognitive Science


Explanations in cognitive science rely predominantly on computational modeling. Though the scientific practice is systematic, and there is little doubt about the empirical value of numerous models, the methodological account of computational explanation is not up-to-date. The current paper offers a systematic account of computational explanation in cognitive science in a largely mechanistic framework. The account is illustrated with a short case study of modeling of the mirror neuron system in terms of predictive coding.

Back to Table of Contents