Thomas, Michael S.C. (2004) How do simple connectionist networks achieve a shift from “featural” to “correlational” processing in categorization? Infancy 5 (2), pp. 199-207. ISSN 1525-0008.Full text not available from this repository.
Three developmental connectionist models simulate a purported shift from “featural” to “correlational” processing in infant categorization (models: Gureckis& Love, 2004/this issue; Shultz & Cohen, 2004/this issue; Westermann & Mareschal, 2004/this issue; empirical data: Cohen & Arthur, 2003; Younger, 1985; Younger & Cohen, 1986). In this article, the way in which the models are able to simulate the behavioral data is revealed, and their respective theoretical commitments are evaluated. Together the models argue that the shift from featural to correlational processing in infant categorization might be illusory, as these models are able to replicate the key behavioral features while processing correlations right from the start. As such, they claim the behavioral description of a shift is not reflected at the level of mechanism.
|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Hall|
|Date Deposited:||15 Mar 2012 15:44|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:22|
Archive Staff Only (login required)