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6) How does connectionism relate to the functioning of a neuron? According to Connectionists, intelligence is considered learned rather than programmed. Connectionist systems resemble neurons in the nervous system and are often referred to as neural networks . Characteristics neural networks and neurons share include excitatory or inhibitory potential, weighted connections varying in strength, a fanning-out of connections, and the ability to sum the input they receive and send resultant output. Also, connectionism recognizes that neural networks receive input from the environment which result in certain behavioral responses. This system allows for a more direct examination of learning through trial, error, and feedback. Connectionist systems further resemble human systems in that they are still able to function when an unfamiliar problem is encountered or when there is damage or a problem with one part of the system. However, connectionist systems have difficulty learning more than one task at a time due to “interference.” This occurs
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 410 taught by Professor Martinvanslyck during the Spring '05 term at VCU.

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