Jeffrey P. Sutton (1993) Modularity: What has Been Learned?
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Psycoloquy 4(53): Modularity: What has Been Learned?
MODULARITY: WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED?
Jeffrey P. Sutton
Book Review of Murre on Categorization
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School &
CBCL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MGH Bldg 149, 13th Street
Boston MA 02129
A central strength of the book is its detailed
development and application of a single class of models. The book
is recommended to a wide audience interested in how a particular
neural network model is developed and then applied to a broad range
of problems. Modular networks with locally distributed features,
such as those present in CALM and other similar models, undoubtedly
have important properties that are pertinent to biological and
computational learning. Their relevance to psychology is being
established. Ongoing investigations will hopefully provide more
insight into how these interesting models may help us better
understand brain processes and behavior.
Neural networks, neurobiology, psychology engineering,
CALM, Categorizing And Learning Module, neurocomputers,
catastrophic interference, genetic algorithms.