Structures: Categorical and Cognitive

Mara Alagić
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2000)
Pages 379–386


This paper is an inquiry into two paradigms of structures: cognitive and categorical. This investigation comes from the two special interests of the author - mathematics and learning - not just learning mathematics. Insight into cognitive and categorical structures is what sometimes sets them apart from each other, but more often, it brings them closer together.