Alan D. Pickering (1993) Keeping Calm About Neural Networks
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Psycoloquy 4(46): Keeping Calm About Neural Networks
KEEPING CALM ABOUT NEURAL NETWORKS
Alan D. Pickering
Book Review of Murre on Categorization
Dept. of Psychology,
St George's Hospital Medical School,
Murre's (1992a) book appears at a critical time for
neural network research and illustrates the difficulty which
diversification brings by his attempts to keep Categorisation And
Learning in Modular (CALM) neural networks synapsing with several
subdomains. The test of success rests on whether a variety of
specialists find CALM strong enough in their own domain, although
this critical approach may do little for the integrative
perspective of the book. A new and broader impetus could have been
provided by links with Murre's other theme: IM vs. EM. Catastrophic
interference, when modelling certain kinds of IM behaviour, might
actually be NECESSARY for the psychological validity of the neural
network model. More demanding and interesting data from the IM
literature when simulated could show CALM in a better light.
Neural networks, neurobiology, psychology engineering,
CALM, Categorizing And Learning Module, neurocomputers,
catastrophic interference, genetic algorithms.
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