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ERIC Number: EJ859941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-295X
Empirical and Computational Support for Context-Dependent Representations of Serial Order: Reply to Bowers, Damian, and Davis (2009)
Botvinick, Matthew M.; Plaut, David C.
Psychological Review, v116 n4 p998-1001 Oct 2009
J. S. Bowers, M. F. Damian, and C. J. Davis (2009) critiqued the computational model of serial order memory put forth in M. Botvinick and D. C. Plaut (2006), purporting to show that the model does not generalize in a way that people do. They attributed this supposed failure to the model's dependence on context-dependent representations, translating this argument into a general critique of all parallel distributed processing models. The authors reply here, addressing both Bowers et al.'s criticisms of the Botvinick and Plaut model and the former's assessment of parallel distributed processing models in general. (Contains 2 footnotes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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