Hostname: page-component-848d4c4894-nmvwc Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-06-17T01:05:42.753Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

A phase transition between localist and distributed representation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2019

Peter C. M. Molenaar
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlandsop_molenaar@macmail.psy.uva.nl
Maartje E. J. Raijmakers
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlandsop_molenaar@macmail.psy.uva.nl

Abstract

Bifurcation analysis of a real-time implementation of an ART network, which is functionally similar to the generalized localist model discussed in Page's manifesto shows that it yields a phase transition from local to distributed representation owing to continuous variation of the range of inhibitory connections. Hence there appears to be a qualitative dichotomy between local and distributed representations at the level of connectionistic networks conceived of as instances of nonlinear dynamical systems.

Type
Brief Report
Copyright
2000 Cambridge University Press

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)