Rethinking Innateness: A Connectionist Perspective On Development (Neural Network Modeling And Connectionism)

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Rethinking Innateness: A Connectionist Perspective on Development (Neural Network Modeling and Connectionism)

Rethinking Innateness asks the question, "What does it really mean to say that a behavior is innate?" The authors describe a new framework in which interactions, occurring at all levels, give rise to emergent forms and behaviors. These outcomes often may be highly constrained and universal, yet are not themselves directly contained in the genes in any domain-specific way.One of the key contributions of Rethinking Innateness is a taxonomy of ways in which a behavior can be innate. These include constraints at the level of representation, architecture, and timing; typically, behaviors arise through the interaction of constraints at several of these levels.The ideas are explored through dynamic models inspired by a new kind of "developmental connectionism," a marriage of connectionist models and developmental neurobiology, forming a new theoretical framework for the study of behavioral development. While relying heavily on the conceptual and computational tools provided by connectionism, Rethinking Innateness also identifies ways in which these tools need to be enriched by closer attention to biology.

Specifications of Rethinking Innateness: A Connectionist Perspective on Development (Neural Network Modeling and Connectionism)

GENERAL
AuthorJeffrey L. Elman, Elizabeth A. Bates, Mark H. Johnson, Annette Karmiloff-Smith
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionReprint
ISBN-10026255030X
ISBN-139780262550307
PublisherA Bradford Book / The MIT Press
Number Of Pages447
Publication Date1997-11-28
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.85 inch.
Weight1.37 pounds.

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