Connectionism

[Revised entry by James Garson on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Connectionism is a movement in cognitive science that hopes to explain intellectual abilities using
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[Revised entry by James Garson on February 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Connectionism is a movement in cognitive science that hopes to explain intellectual abilities using artificial neural networks (also known as 'neural networks' or 'neural nets'). Neural networks are simplified models of the brain composed of large numbers of units (the analogs of neurons) together with weights that measure the strength of connections between the units. These weights model the effects of the synapses that link one...

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