A brood comb

….philosophical and other notes….

Disconnectionism

Posted by Tanas Gjorgoski on December 7, 2007

Connectionism (from SEP):

Connectionism is a movement in cognitive science which hopes to explain human intellectual abilities using artificial neural networks (also known as ‘neural networks’ or ‘neural nets’). Neural networks are simplified models of the brain composed of large numbers of units (the analogs of neurons) together with weights that measure the strength of connections between the units. These weights model the effects of the synapses that link one neuron to another. Experiments on models of this kind have demonstrated an ability to learn such skills as face recognition, reading, and the detection of simple grammatical structure.

I call dibs on a view which will be called Disconnectionism, and which will have the following song as an anthem:

All I can say is that it will also be known (because of its anthem) as ‘DISCO’, and will probably have something to do with possibility of things to be disconnected, and will be MUCH MORE FUN than connectionism.

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3 Responses to “Disconnectionism”

  1. Aki said

    lol

    DEConnectionism is a movement in cognitive science which hopes to explain human intellectual abilities using artificial DAMAGED neural networks (also known as ‘damaged neural networks’ or ‘ damaged neural nets’). DAMAGED Neural networks are simplified models of the brain composed of large numbers of units (the analogs of neurons) together with weights that measure the strength of connections between the DAMAGED units. These weights model the effects of the synapses that link one neuron to another. Experiments on models of this kind have demonstrated an ability to learn such skills as face recognition, reading, and the detection of simple grammatical structure.

    Spooky thing is that this makes sense :)))

  2. Haha, it didn’t take long for disconnectionism to split into new movements!

  3. Aki said

    lol yeah
    main difference is that deconnectivists hate discos :))

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