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What makes people smarter than machines? They certainly are not quicker or more precise. Yet people are far better at perceiving objects in natural scenes and noting their relations , at understanding language and retrieving contextually appropriate information from memory, at making plans and carrying out contextually appropriate actions, and at a wide(More)
We often attribute the human ability to generalize from past experience to the use of atored representations (schemas, prototypes, etc.) in which generalizations are explici t ly represented. This view is very ap~ealing, but it raises two problems. First, there needs to be some mechanism for arriving at generalizations that are not stored explicitly, since(More)
Parallel distributed processing (PDP) provides a contemporary framework for thinking about the nature and organization of perception, memory, language, and thought. In this talk I describe the overall framework briefly and discuss its implications of procedural, semantic, and episodic memory. According to the PDP approach, the processing of information(More)
In 1975 , Rumelhart outlined a model of reading called the interactive mode/. That model , inspired by the HEARSAY model of speech understanding (Reddy, Erman , Fennell , & Neely, 1973), supposed that reading involved simultaneous processing at a large number of levels including visual feature, letter , word; syntactic , and semantic levels. Hypotheses at(More)
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