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  • n. any of several fields of psychology that model brain processes in terms of interconnected networks


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  • A lot of the research into the mind these days focuses on connectionism and neuroscience.

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  • Bayesian formalisms were not well-known, but were well-known enough for those interested to come across them, and they offered a good alternative to connectionism.

    New ideas

  • In terms of computational modeling, early in the decade it was clear that connectionism had run out of speed.

    New ideas

  • That's because a good amount of the philosophical background to my work is rooted in connectionism, and yes, people like Minsky and Papert.

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  • There is a major debate within the philosophy of mind between proponents of classical cognitive architecture and proponents of connectionism.


  • The debate about connectionism is more closely related to the question whether reverse compositionality holds (cf. section 1.5.4.) 1.2 Meaning


  • The associationism also has clear affinities for, and indeed is in many ways the genetic antecedent of, connectionism in recent neuropsychology and cognitive science.

    John Stuart Mill

  • Parallelism allows Mill's psychology to be assimilated, like connectionism and much of cognitive science, into the mainstream of methodological behaviourism in psychology.

    John Stuart Mill

  • Implementational connectionism may succeed, but radical connectionists will never be able to account for the mind.


  • Since connectionism does not guarantee systematicity, it does not explain why systematicity is found so pervasively in human cognition.


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