A Connectionist Perspective on Development
Normal Price: $77.00
Your Price: $69.30 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.46 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Rethinking Innateness by Jeffrey L. Elman
Book DescriptionRethinking Innateness asks the question, "What does it really mean to say that a behavior is innate?" The authors describe a new framework in which interactions, occurring at all levels, give rise to emergent forms and behaviors. These outcomes often may be highly constrained and universal, yet are not themselves directly contained in the genes in any domain-specific way. One of the key contributions of Rethinking Innateness is a taxonomy of ways in which a behavior can be innate. These include constraints at the level of representation, architecture, and timing; typically, behaviors arise through the interaction of constraints at several of these levels.The ideas are explored through dynamic models inspired by a new kind of "developmental connectionism," a marriage of connectionist models and developmental neurobiology, forming a new theoretical framework for the study of behavioral development. While relying heavily on the conceptual and computational tools provided by connectionism, Rethinking Innateness also identifies ways in which these tools need to be enriched by closer attention to biology.
Buy Rethinking Innateness book by Jeffrey L. Elman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780262550307
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeffrey L. Elman
Exercises in Rethinking Innateness, Paperback (May 1997)» View all books by Jeffrey L. Elman
This text is the companion volume to "Rethinking Innateness: A Connectionist Perspective on Development". It provides concrete illustrations - in the form of computer simulations - of properties of connectionist models that are particularly relevant to cognitive development.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Rethinking Innateness book by Jeffrey L. Elman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687