Cognitive Complexity, Fractals, and Meaning Attribution
Last modified: June 30, 2007
Cognitive complexity is one of the basic concepts of psycho semantics, which is that branch of cognitive psychology studying meaning attribution. This concept describes the dimensionality of a personal semantic space, i.e. number of criteria, or constructs that an individual uses in meaning attribution. Several studies show that this dimensionality depends upon the experience of the person in dealing with the objects of attribution, and appears to have a fractal structure. The results of experiments conducted in three languages are reported.