Jeffrey P. Sutton (1993) Modularity: What has Been Learned? . Psycoloquy: 4(53) Categorization (11)
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Psycoloquy 4(53): Modularity: What has Been Learned?

Book Review of Murre on Categorization

Jeffrey P. Sutton
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.