David M.W. Powers (1993) Calm, Chaos and Surprise!
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Psycoloquy 4(36): Calm, Chaos and Surprise!
CALM, CHAOS AND SURPRISE!
David M.W. Powers
Book Review of Murre on Categorization
Telecom Paris (ENST)
Murre has put together an interesting and useful model
based on a number of reasonable assumptions. The assumptions are
presented in the first chapter and the model in the second. The
remainder of the book presents some small experiments showing that
the model is useful, and has some psychological validity. The hints
in the appendices about implementing parallel nets should be of
considerable value, but I have not taken the time to consider them
here. Some aspects of Murre's model use techniques which are of
theoretical importance in the field of parallelism per se, and both
this observation and the discussion in the appendices are evidence
of the interrelationship between the field of parallel distributed
processing and mainstream parallel computing. Murre is to be
praised for the breadth of his examination of this area.
Neural networks, neurobiology, psychology engineering,
CALM, Categorizing And Learning Module, neurocomputers,
catastrophic interference, genetic algorithms.