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The theory that thought, behavior, and especially learning can be explained and modeled by neural networks.

con·nec′tion·ist n. & adj.


(Psychology) psychol the theory that the connections between brain cells mediate thought and govern behaviour
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In the connectionist view of mind, there is no mental content to talk about.
The following processing model belongs in the general class of network-based, activation spreading, local connectionist frameworks.
Connectionist computers, also known as neural networks, work on this principle, he notes.
Psycholinguistic studies focus on topics including bilingualism, connectionist and enactivist theories of cognition in understanding the process of practicing writing, gender differences in reading achievement in native and foreign languages, the link between affect and strategic competence, and education language communities.
Connectionist implications for processing capacity limitations in analogies.
Connectionist Speech Recognition--A Hybrid Approach.
Are non-semantic morphological effects incompatible with a distributed connectionist approach to lexical processing?
Neuro-fuzzy systems: State-of-the-art modeling techniques, connectionist models of neurons, learning processes, and artificial intelligence.
Drawing on motor skills and connectionist models to explain the implicit knowledge of some such properties in the early stages of child development, Bermudez argues that his solution explains perceptual development without crediting the child with complex theoretical knowledge.
Ganglion--a fast field-programmable gate array implementation of a connectionist classifier.
The award is presented for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the design, practice, techniques or theory in biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms, including but not limited to neural networks, connectionist systems, evolutionary computation, fuzzy systems, and hybrid intelligent systems in which these paradigms are contained.
His discussion also lacks an adequate review of the limitations of connectionist models for explaining cognition, for example, their failure to take into consideration the different types of brain neurons, the effects of brain chemicals like neurotransmitters and hormones, and so forth.
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