Understanding as compression, Daniel A. Wilkenfeld
As I can’t access the paper I wanted, I looked at the author’s CV and found other articles that are interest, as I suspect he is of like mindset to me. [this is related to my vagueness / familiarity study and autism study, as he is self-consciously autistic which is what drew me in]
Glancing through, yes. Compression here is “minimum information enough to be able to generate the maximal information possible”. Kernel, Nuggets. Something you can unfold. It might not be 100% accurate and not every every detail BUT there’s enough there that most can be reconstructed if need be in some way from the kernel / compression.