Valerie Gray Hardcastle (1993) What Counts as Plausible? . Psycoloquy: 4(26) Categorization (2)
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Psycoloquy 4(26): What Counts as Plausible?

Book Review of Murre on Categorization

Valerie Gray Hardcastle
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 those directions.


Neural networks, neurobiology, psychology engineering, CALM, Categorizing And Learning Module, neurocomputers, catastrophic interference, genetic algorithms.