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Minds and machines : connectionism and psychological modeling

Author: Michael Robert William Dawson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines different kinds of models and investigates some of the basic properties of connectionism in the context of synthetic psychology, including accounts of how the internal structure of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Robert William Dawson
ISBN: 1405113480 9781405113489 1405113499 9781405113496
OCLC Number: 51898938
Description: x, 287 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The Kids in the Hall --
Synthetic vs. Analytic Traditions --
Advantages and Disadvantages of Modeling --
What is a Model? --
Advantages and Disadvantages of Models --
Models of Data --
An Example of a Model of Data --
Properties of Models of Data --
Mathematical Models --
An Example of a Mathematical Model --
Mathematical Models vs. Models of Data --
Computer Simulations --
A Sample Computer Simulation --
Connectionist Models --
Properties of Computer Simulations --
First Steps Toward Synthetic Psychology --
Building a Thoughtless Walker --
Step 1: Synthesis --
Step 2: Emergence --
Step 3: Analysis --
Issues Concerning Synthetic Psychology --
Uphill Analysis, Downhill Synthesis? --
From Homeostats to Tortoises --
Vehicles --
Synthesis and Emergence: Some Modern Examples --
The Law of Uphill Analysis and Downhill Synthesis --
Connectionism as Synthetic Psychology --
Beyond Sensory Reflexes --
Connectionism, Synthesis, and Representation --
Building Associations --
From Associationism to Connectionism --
Building an Associative Memory --
Beyond the Limitations of Hebb Learning --
Associative Memory and Synthetic Psychology --
Making Decisions --
The Limits of Linearity --
A Fundamental Nonlinearity --
Building a Perceptron: A Nonlinear Associative Memory --
The Psychology of Perceptrons --
The Need for Layers --
Sequences of Decisions --
The Logic of Layers --
Training Multilayered Networks --
A Simple Case Study: Exclusive Or --
A Second Case Study: Classifying Musical Chords.
Responsibility: Michael R.W. Dawson.
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