Aims: These two lectures aim

  • to examine similarities and differences arising from comparisons of associationist theories of animal learning and theories of learning in simulated neural networks
Objectives: By the end of the lecture the students should:
  • be acquainted with the most basic features of how the process of learning is used in connectionist theories of the operation of simulated neural networks
  • be aware of the strengths and weakness of neural network simulations of human cognition and associationist learning theory accounts of human cognition
  • be able to write an essay on the topic listed in the handout for week 12.