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Why double dissociations don't mean much

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The conventional interpretation of double dissociations is that they are almost irrefutable evidence of distinctions in both function and type of mental processes, or of separation of cognition into modules. We present a connectionist model that demonstrates apparent double dissociations within a single-route, single-mechanism network and argue that these apparent dissociations are simply the expected tails of a standard bell curve describing network performance. We conclude that within a con...

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Journal:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY
Pages:
561-566
Publication date:
1998-01-01
Event title:
20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive-Science-Society
Source identifiers:
6373
ISBN:
0805832319
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pubs:6373
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uuid:66d26e1e-dd41-422f-9443-5976d313d0db
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pubs:6373
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2012-12-19

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