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Author Marcus, Gary F. (Gary Fred)
Title The algebraic mind : integrating connectionism and cognitive science / Gary F. Marcus
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2001
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 224 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Learning, development, and conceptual change
Learning, development, and conceptual change
Note "A Bradford book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-210) and indexes
Print version record
Series Foreword -- Preface -- 1. Cognitive Architectures -- 2. Multilayer Perceptrons -- 3. Relations between Variables -- 4. Structured Representations -- 5. Individuals -- 6. Where does the Machinery of Symbol Manipulation Come From? -- 7. Conclusions -- Notes -- Glossary -- Reference -- Name Index -- Subject Index
In The Algebraic Mind, Gary Marcus attempts to integrate two theories about how the mind works, one that says that the mind is a computer-like manipulator of symbols, and another that says that the mind is a large network of neurons working together in parallel. Resisting the conventional wisdom that says that if the mind is a large neural network it cannot simultaneously be a manipulator of symbols, Marcus outlines a variety of ways in which neural systems could be organized so as to manipulate symbols, and he shows why such systems are more likely to provide an adequate substrate for language and cognition than neural systems that are inconsistent with the manipulation of symbols. Concluding with a discussion of how a neurally realized system of symbol-manipulation could have evolved and how such a system could unfold developmentally within the womb, Marcus helps to set the future agenda of cognitive neuroscience
Link Print version: Marcus, Gary F. (Gary Fred). Algebraic mind. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ò001 0262133792 (DLC) 00038029 (OCoLC)43954048
Subject Mental representation
Cognitive science
Repr‚•≥entation mentale
Sciences cognitives
SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science. bisacsh
PSYCHOLOGY -- Cognitive Psychology. bisacsh
Cognition. fast (OCoLC)fst00866457
Cognitive science. fast (OCoLC)fst00866547
Connectionism. fast (OCoLC)fst00875336
Mental representation. fast (OCoLC)fst01016620
COGNITIVE SCIENCES/Psychology/Cognitive Psychology
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