Categories and Word Meanings in Adaptive Organisms

Parisi, D and Denaro, D and Cangelosi, A (1998) Categories and Word Meanings in Adaptive Organisms. [Preprint]

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Categories and word meanings tend to be interpreted as single entities that are activated in the mind when an individual categorizes the world or uses language. We argue that this view is mistaken by using models based on neural networks and adaptive behavior simulations. Connectionist simulations of populations of organisms that live and reproduce in an environment show that categories and word meanings are open and changing collections of activation patterns in the network's internal units rather than single activation patterns.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:adaptive behavior, artificial life, collective/social behavior, communication, agent-environment interaction, cognition, neural networks
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Neural Nets
ID Code:618
Deposited By: Cangelosi, Professor Angelo
Deposited On:26 Mar 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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