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.
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Peter McLeod, Kim Plunkett, and Edmund T. Rolls are all at Oxford University.Review:
"McLeod, Plunkett, and Rolls provide an excellent, up-to-date introduction to parallel-distributed processing models, and their application to a wide range of issues in cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, and developmental psychology. . . . The presentation is clear and self-contained, making this text an excellent choice for introducing connectionist/parallel distributed processing models to students in psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience." --James L. McClelland, Carnegie Mellon University
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0198524277