Meaning maps capture the density of local semantic features in scenes: A reply to Pedziwiatr, Kümmerer, Wallis, Bethge & Teufel (2021)


Pedziwiatr, Kümmerer, Wallis, Bethge, & Teufel (2021) contend that Meaning Maps do not represent the spatial distribution of semantic features in scenes. We argue that Pesziwiatr et al. provide neither logical nor empirical support for that claim, and we conclude that Meaning Maps do what they were designed to do: represent the spatial distribution of meaning in scenes.