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Connectionism

A Short Reading List


    Introductory works
  • Bechtel, W. and A. Abrahamsen (1991), Connectionism and the Mind: An Introduction to Parallel Processing in Networks, Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell
  • Quinlan, P. (1991), Connectionism and Psychology, New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf
  • Rumelhart, D.E. (1989), "The Architecture of Mind: A Connectionist Approach", in M. Posner (ed.) Foundations of Cognitive Science, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 133-159

    The "bible"
  • McClelland, J.L., D.E. Rumelhart and the PDP Research Group (1986), Parallel Distributed Processing: Explorations in the Microstructure of Cognition. Volume 2: Psychological and Biological Models, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
  • Rumelhart, D.E., J.L. McClelland and the PDP Research Group (1986), Parallel Distributed Processing: Explorations in the Microstructure of Cognition. Volume 1: Foundations, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

    Important older articles
  • Anderson, J.A. and E. Rosenfeld (eds.), Neurocomputing. Volume 1: Foundations of Research, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
  • Hinton, G.E. and J.A. Anderson (eds.), Parallel Models of Associative Memory, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum

    Other interesting works
  • Churchland, P.M. (1989), A Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of Science, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
  • Clark, A. (1989), Microcognition: Philosophy, Cognitive Science, and Parallel Distributed Processing, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
  • Elman, J.L. (1993), "Learning and development in neural networks: the importance of starting small", Cognition 48. 71-90
  • Hinton, G.E., D.C. Plaut and T. Shallice (1993), "Simulating Brain Damage", Scientific American 269.(4) 58-65
  • Minsky, M. and S. Papert (1988), Perceptrons. Expanded Edition, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
  • Pinker, S. and J. Mehler (eds.), Connections and Symbols, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
  • Schneider, W. (1987), "Connectionism: Is it a paradigm shift for psychology?", Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers 19.(2) 73-83
  • Sejnowski, T.J. and C.R. Rosenberg (1986), "NETtalk: a parallel network that learns to read aloud", in Anderson & Rosenfeld (1988) - see above, 663-672
  • Smolensky, P. (1988), "On the Proper Treatment of Connectionism", Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11.(1) 1-23
  • Van Gelder, T. (1992), "Defining 'Distributed Representation'", Connection Science 4.(3/4) 175-191

Ezra Van Everbroeck - mail me at ezra@onyx.arts.kuleuven.ac.be