Introduction to Connectionist Modelling of Cognitive Processes

ISBN-10: 0198524269
ISBN-13: 9780198524267
Edition: 1998
List price: $98.50
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Book details

List price: $98.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Connectionism is a way of modeling how the brain uses streams of sensory inputs to understand the world and produce behavior, based on cognitive processes which actually occur. This book describes the principles, and their application to explaining how the brain produces speech, forms memories and recognizes faces, how intellect develops, and how it deteriorates after brain damage. The models range from some well-known classics to others at the frontiers of current research. Also included is a disk with the software for running tlearn, a user-friendly simulator for connectionist modeling of cognitive processes, which will run on either PCs or Macs. Written by leading researchers in their field, this first up-to-date textbook on connectionist modeling, will provide an essential and accessible introduction to the field.

Introduction
The basics of connectionist information processing
The appeal of parallel distributed processing for modelling cognition
Pattern association
Auto association
Training a multi-layer network with an error signal: hidden units and backpropagation
Competitive networks
Recurrent networks
Reading aloud
Language acquisition
Connectionism and cognitive development
Connectionist neuropsychology - lesioning neural networks
Mental representation: Rules, symbols, and connectionist networks
Network models of brain function
Evolutionary connectionism
A selective history of connectionism before 1986
Appendices 1-4
References

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