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Why double dissociations don't mean much

Abstract:

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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Published

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Pages:
561-566
Publication date:
1998-01-01
URN:
uuid:66d26e1e-dd41-422f-9443-5976d313d0db
Source identifiers:
6373
Local pid:
pubs:6373
ISBN:
0-8058-3231-9

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