A Study of Connectionism Theory

Shahryar Banan, Muhammad Ridwan, Abdurahman Adisaputera

Abstract


The development of connectionism represents a paradigm shift in science. Connectionism has its root in cognitive and computational neuroscience. Likening the brain to a computer, connectionism tries to describe human mental abilities in terms of artificial neural networks. A neural network consists of a large number of nodes and units which are joined together to form an interconnection network. Within these interconnections, knowledge is distributed. Therefore learning is a processing by-product. This article is about the concept of connectionism, what it accounts for and what it doesn't take into account.  Finally, different approaches to connectionism are discussed.


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connectionism; neural networks; interconnection

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