|Bechtel, William / Abrahamsen, Adele|
Connectionism and the Mind
Parallel Processing, Dynamics, and Evolution in Networks
2. Edition November 2001
2001. 424 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-631-20713-9 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Hardcover.
Connectionism and the Mind provides a clear and balanced introduction to connectionist networks and explores theoretical and philosophical implications. Much of this discussion from the first edition has been updated, and three new chapters have been added on the relation of connectionism to recent work on dynamical systems theory, artificial life, and cognitive neuroscience.
Read two of the sample chapters on line:
Connectionism and the Dynamical Approach to Cognition:
Networks, Robots, and Artificial Life:
From the contents
1. Networks versus Symbol Systems: Two Approaches to Modeling Cognition.
2. Connectionist Architectures.
4. Pattern Recognition and Cognition.
5. Are Rules Required to Process Representations?.
6. Are Syntactically Structured Representations Needed?.
7. Simulating Higher Cognition: A Modular Architecture for Processing Scripts.
8. Connectionism and the Dynamical Approach to Cognition.
9. Networks, Robots, and Artificial Life.
10. Connectionism and the Brain.
Sources and Suggested Readings.
Appendix A: Notation.
Appendix B: Glossary.