Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Parallel Distributed Processing (PDP), or Connectionism, is a frontier cognitive theory that is currently garnering considerable attention from a variety of fields. Briefly summarized herein are the theoretical foundations of the theory, the key elements observed in creating simulation computer programs, examples of its applications, and some comparisons with other models of cognition. A majority of the information is culled from Rumelhart and McClelland's (1986) two volume introduction to the theory, while some concerns from the field and the theorists' accompanying responses are taken from a 1990 article by Hanson and Burr.
BF1 .M63 v. 3 no. 1 1995
Heyl, Jonathan P.
"An overview of parallel distributed processing,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol3/iss1/4