Lesioning an attractor network: investigations of acquired dyslexia.

  title={Lesioning an attractor network: investigations of acquired dyslexia.},
  author={Geoffrey E. Hinton and Tim Shallice},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={98 1},
A recurrent connectionist network was trained to output semantic feature vectors when presented with letter strings. When damaged, the network exhibited characteristics that resembled several of the phenomena found in deep dyslexia and semantic-access dyslexia. Damaged networks sometimes settled to the semantic vectors for semantically similar but visually dissimilar words. With severe damage, a forced-choice decision between categories was possible even when the choice of the particular… 

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