Thirty years after Marr's vision: Levels of analysis in cognitive science

David Peebles, Richard P. Cooper

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Thirty years after the publication of Marr's seminal book Vision (Marr, 1982) the papers in this topic consider the contemporary status of his influential conception of three distinct levels of analysis for information-processing systems, and in particular the role of the algorithmic and representational level with its cognitive-level concepts. This level has (either implicitly or explicitly) been downplayed or eliminated both by reductionist neuroscience approaches from below that seek to account for behavior from the implementation level and by Bayesian approaches from above that seek to account for behavior in purely computational-level terms. 2015 Cognitive Science Society, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalTopics in Cognitive Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


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