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Representational Theory of Mind

  • By: Mark John Cain
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

According to the representational theory of mind (RTM), mental representations are often involved when we have a mental state or engage in a mental process. Mental representations are symbols that exist in the mind. Being symbols, they have semantic properties; ...