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Does the Human Brain Have Algorithms?

  title={Does the Human Brain Have Algorithms?},
  author={Sule YAYILGAN YILDIRIM and Ronald L. Beachell},
In this paper, we are investigating whether non-symbolic algorithms which operate on nonsymbolic concepts can reside in the human brain. We present a supplementary approach to the connectionist approach of cognition since we believe that computational models based on connectionism can be used to realize non-symbolic algorithms. This approach enables us to model and hence explain aspects of nonsymbolic algorithms and non-symbolic concepts in the brain also based on recent psychological… Expand
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