Psychological and biological models

James L. McClelland, David E. Rumelhart and the PDP Research Group

What makes people smarter than computers? These volumes by a pioneering neurocomputing group suggest that the answer lies in the massively parallel architecture of the human mind. They describe a new theory of cognition called connectionism that is challenging the idea of symbolic computation that has traditionally been at the center of debate in theoretical discussions about the mind. The authors' theory assumes the mind is composed of a great number of elementary units connected in a neural network. Mental processes are interactions between these units which excite and inhibit each other in parallel rather than sequential operations. In this context, knowledge can no longer be thought of as stored in localized structures; instead, it consists of the connections between pairs of units that are distributed throughout the network. Volume 1 lays the foundations of this exciting theory of parallel distributed processing, while Volume 2 applies it to a number of specific issues in cognitive science and neuroscience, with chapters describing models of aspects of perception, memory, language, and thought.

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書名 Psychological and biological models
著作者等 McClelland, James L.
Rumelhart, David E
University of California, San Diego. PDP Research Group
The PDP Research Group
シリーズ名 Bradford book
Computational models of cognition and perception
出版元 MIT Press
刊行年月 c1986
版表示 New ed
ページ数 xii, 611 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0262132184
NCID BA00222764
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国

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