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The Algebraic Mind: Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science (Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change)

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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.

Synopsis:

An attempt 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.

About the Author

Gary F. Marcus is Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262133791
Subtitle:
Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science
Author:
Marcus, Gary F.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Cognitive science
Subject:
Cognition
Subject:
Connectionism
Subject:
Mental representation
Subject:
Research -- Methodology.
Subject:
Methodology x
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change Bradford Books
Publication Date:
20010219
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
47
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Computers and Internet » Artificial Intelligence » General

The Algebraic Mind: Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science (Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change)
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