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Single Idea 3201

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 4. Connectionism]

Full Idea

Connectionism is better than other AI strategies at capturing the extraordinary swiftness of perception, and of degrading in a 'graceful' way.

Gist of Idea

Connectionism explains well speed of perception and 'graceful degradation'


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 8.8)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.227

A Reaction

A good theory had better capture the extraordinary swiftness of perception. Also the swiftness of recognition. Compare seeing a surprising old friend in a crowd, and recognising the person you are looking for.