Local representations without the locality assumption

A. Mike Burton, Vicki Bruce

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Farah s arguments against what she calls the "locality assumption" appear to us to be well-founded, yet we would like to take
issue with two aspects of her target article. First, we will argue
that the rejection of this assumption should not lead one to take
on board all the assumptions of the parallel distributed processing (PDP) approach. We focus in particular on the "distributed" assumption. Second, we will argue that many cognitive neuropsychologists share the same insight about the locality assumption. As a result, much recent theoretical work avoids this assumption but does not necessarily resort to a radical PDP approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-63
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

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