Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Frith, Chris
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Interpretation I 64
Interpretation/Argument/Frith: the fact that the evidence is ambiguous does not mean that there is no correct interpretation.
When our brain conceals the ambiguity, it presents only one interpretation.
I 194
Movement/Interpretation/Objective/Intention/Frith: In movements, the internal models are the goals of the action.
Problem: Movements are ambiguous. E.g. I can go to the baker next door or to Patagonia.
I 195
Movement/Interpretation: E.g. the person opposite me should repeat everything I do. I raise my left hand, the other person raises the right. Is this a mistake?
E.g. I take my right hand and touch my left ear, the other person takes the left and touches his left ear. Is this a mistake?
N.B.: now to the correct test: in the middle of the table is a big red button. I lean forward and touch it with my forehead. What the other person is doing depends on my hands: if I have chained hands, but the other person does not, he will use his hands, when I have free hands, the other person will use his head.
I 197
Movement/Imitation/Interpretation/Frith: For example, a subject should move the arms rhythmically up and down while they are watching another person, moving the arms rhythmically sideways.
This shows that we unconsciously tend to imitate others.
N.B.: when the person moving sideways was replaced by a robot, the unconscious imitation did not happen.
I 198
Movement/Action/Brain/Interpretation/Frith: Thesis: in the robot the brain registers only movements, but no actions.

Frith I
Chris Frith
Wie unser Gehirn die Welt erschafft Heidelberg 2013

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26