The organization of memory: A parallel distributed processing perspective

  • McClelland J
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Abstract

Addresses how memory is organized by drawing on insights from the behavior of connectionist, parallel-distributed processing models of human memory. First, properties of such models are reviewed, followed by a description of how structured procedural and semantic knowledge may arise from learning in such systems. It argues that both kinds of learning depend on gradual connection weight adjustment through repeated and interleaved presentation to representative samples of the structure of the domains to which they apply. The following questions are examined: How is semantic memory organized in the brain; is it by category or by modality; and why is there a special system, namely the hippocampus, dedicated to the rapid acquisition of episodic memories? (French abstract) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA )

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  • 4160 Neural Networks
  • Brain
  • Memory
  • Neural Networks
  • neuroanatomical functionality of brain & parallel
  • processing model of human memory

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  • James L McClelland

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