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    DescriptionRethinking Innateness asks the question, "What does it really mean to say that a behavior is innate?" The authors describe a new framework in which interactions, occurring at all levels, give rise to emergent forms and behaviors. These outcomes often may be highly constrained and universal, yet are not themselves directly contained in the genes in any domain-specific way. One of the key contributions of Rethinking Innateness is a taxonomy of ways in which a behavior can be innate. These include constraints at the level of representation, architecture, and timing; typically, behaviors arise through the interaction of constraints at several of these levels.The ideas are explored through dynamic models inspired by a new kind of "developmental connectionism," a marriage of connectionist models and developmental neurobiology, forming a new theoretical framework for the study of behavioral development. While relying heavily on the conceptual and computational tools provided by connectionism, Rethinking Innateness also identifies ways in which these tools need to be enriched by closer attention to biology.


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    Title
    Rethinking Innateness
    Subtitle
    Connectionist Perspective on Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeffrey L. Elman, By (author) Elizabeth A. Bates, By (author) Mark H. Johnson, By (author) Annette Karmiloff-Smith, By (author) Domenico Parisi, By (author) Kim Plunkett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 450
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262550307
    ISBN 10: 026255030X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMC, JMR, JMAL
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 155.7
    DC21: 155.7
    BISAC V2.8: PSY024000, PSY008000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JMR, JMC, JMAL
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    05 March 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Review quote
    "Rethinking Innateness is a milestone as important as theappearance ten years ago of the PDP books. More integratedin its structure, more biological in its approach, this bookprovides a new theoretical framework for cognition that isbased on dynamics, growth, and learning. Study this book if youare interested in how minds emerge from developing brains." Terrence J. Sejnowski, Professor, Salk Institute forBiological Studies
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    Rethinking Innateness asks the question, "What does it really mean to say that a behavior is innate?" The authors describe a new framework in which interactions, occurring at all levels, give rise to emergent forms and behaviors. These outcomes often may be highly constrained and universal, yet they are not themselves directly contained in the genes in any domain-specific way. One of the key contributions of Rethinking Innateness is a taxonomy of ways in which a behavior can be innate. These include constraints at the level of representation, architecture, and timing; typically, behaviors arise through the interaction of constraints at several of these levels. The ideas are explored through dynamic models inspired by a new kind of "developmental connectionism", a marriage of connectionist models and developmental neurobiology, forming a new theoretical framework for the study of behavioral development. While relying heavily on the conceptual and computational tools provided by connectionism, Rethinking Innateness also identifies ways in which these tools need to be enriched by closer attention to biology.