<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Blackmon (James), Byrd (David), Cummins (Robert), Poirier (Pierre) & Roth (Martin) - Atomistic Learning in Non-Modular Systems (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8172.htm">Atomistic Learning in Non-Modular Systems</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Blackmon (James).htm">Blackmon (James)</a>, <A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Byrd (David).htm">Byrd (David)</a>, <A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Cummins (Robert).htm">Cummins (Robert)</a>, <A HREF = "../../Authors/P/Author_Poirier (Pierre).htm">Poirier (Pierre)</a> & <A HREF = "../../Authors/R/Author_Roth (Martin).htm">Roth (Martin)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 18, No. 3, June 2005, pp. 313 325</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8172.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><FONT COLOR = "800080"> <ol type="1">We argue that atomistic learning  learning that requires training only on a novel item to be learned  is problematic for networks in which every weight is available for change in every learning situation. This is potentially significant because atomistic learning appears to be commonplace in humans and most non-human animals. We briefly review various proposed fixes, concluding that the most promising strategy to date involves training on pseudo-patterns along with novel items, a form of learning that is not strictly atomistic, but which looks very much like it  from the outside .</ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T07:07" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:07:46</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>