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Butz M. V. (2013) Reactive Rules Alone Cannot Construct Cognition. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 34–35. Fulltext at
Open peer commentary on the article “Exploration of the Functional Properties of Interaction: Computer Models and Pointers for Theory” by Etienne B. Roesch, Matthew Spencer, Slawomir J. Nasuto, Thomas Tanay & J. Mark Bishop. Upshot: Although the authors investigate a form of distributed swarm intelligence and solve some problems with it – including sorting and summing – the major goal, which is constructing cognition, cannot be achieved by this approach alone. I propose that anticipatory mechanisms have the potential to construct cognition and may very well be combined with swarm intelligence principles.


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