Valerie Gray Hardcastle (1993) What Counts as Plausible?
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Psycoloquy 4(26): What Counts as Plausible?
WHAT COUNTS AS PLAUSIBLE?
Valerie Gray Hardcastle
Book Review of Murre on Categorization
Department of Philosophy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0126
Murre introduces and discusses in detail a biologically
and psychologically plausible neural network with impressive
results. His model, however, has some distance to go before one
could rightly claim that it is truly connected to either biology or
psychology. Despite it's shortcomings I recommend this book for
those who wish to be up-to-date on the latest in connectionist
technique, if you are looking for a model of how cortex might
actually work or of how we might actually think, then your
expectations are too high. Murre's CALM is but a step in either of
Neural networks, neurobiology, psychology engineering,
CALM, Categorizing And Learning Module, neurocomputers,
catastrophic interference, genetic algorithms.