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Foundations of Representation: Where Might Graphical Symbol Systems Come From?

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Foundations of Representation: Where Might Graphical Symbol Systems Come From?
It has been suggested that iconic graphical signs evolve into symbolic graphical signs through repeated usage. This article reports a series of interactive graphical communication experiments using a ‘pictionary’ task to establish the conditions under which the evolution might occur. Experiment 1 rules out a simple repetition based account in favor of an account that requires feedback and interaction between communicators. Experiment 2 shows how the degree of interaction affects the evolution of signs according to a process of grounding. Experiment 3 confirms the prediction that those not involved
Simon Garrod, Nicolas Fay, John Lee, Jon Oberlande
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where COGSCI
Authors Simon Garrod, Nicolas Fay, John Lee, Jon Oberlander, Tracy MacLeod
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