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  • BRAIN: The Impact of Infographics in EducationBRAIN: The Impact of Infographics in Education
    Information graphics (also called infographics) are graphic visual representations of information that aim to present information quickly and clearly. Their main purpose is improving cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to …
  • BRAIN: An Intelligent Method to Process Romanian Language Internet ReviewsBRAIN: An Intelligent Method to Process Romanian Language Internet Reviews
    Internet reviews can be seen as an efficient communication form, adapted to the digital world of today. However, researchers are, for the most part, oriented towards English based ones. The Romanian language reviews exhibit specific …
  • SMART 2016 – Pre-conference MOOCSMART 2016 – Pre-conference MOOC
    This MOOC consists of selected conference presentations as short videos that demonstrate the main outcomes of the authors’ contributions. The scope is to enhance the discussions and exchange between the participants in the conference and …
  • BRAIN: Brain Functors
    BRAIN journal has recently published its latest volume Brain Functors: A mathematical model of intentional perception and action by David Ellerman. Classification hypothesis has foundational significance since it gives applied lenses to describe what is …
  • BRAND: Indian Kisan Credit Card Scheme: An Analytical StudyBRAND: Indian Kisan Credit Card Scheme: An Analytical Study
    In the latest volume of the BRAND, Dharmendra Mehta, Hitendra Trivedi, and Naveen K Mehta will not only explain the key features and assess the role and contribution of Kisan credit card scheme but also …
  • SMART 2016 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and TeachingSMART 2016 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching
    Timișoara, Romania, November 17-20, 2016 Venue The sessions will be held in the amphitheatres of the Central Library of the University Politehnica of Timisoara, Bul. V. Parvan No. 2B, Timisoara – http://www.upt.ro/Informatii_library-of-upt_409_en.html. Programme The conference …
  • LiBRI: Fighting Terror: The Use of Apostrophe in The Mémoires of Madame Roland
    Constance Cartmill presents in this paper a deep and careful analysis of the great and impressive work of Madame Roland during the reign of terror of the French Revolution. She wrote about her struggle, pain, …
  • BRAIN: Social Media as Medical Validator
    The electronic word of mouth (eWOM) is a communication form adapted to the digitalized world of today where persons that never met communicate in an impersonal manner. The paper Social Media as Medical Validator written …
  • BRAIN: Solving Optimization Problem via Vortex Optimization Algorithm and Cognitive Development Optimization AlgorithmBRAIN: Solving Optimization Problem via Vortex Optimization Algorithm and Cognitive Development Optimization Algorithm
    The article written by Ahmet Demir from Harahalli Vocational School, Usak University, Ușak, Turkey and Utku Kose from Computer Sciences Application and Research Center, Usak University, Ușak, Turkey is a research which takes into account …
  • BRAIN: Classification of Human EmotionBRAIN: Classification of Human Emotion
    An innovative research in BRAIN journal, Classification of Human Emotion from Deap EEG Signal Using Hybrid Improved Neural Networks with Cuckoo Search, academic article provided by M. Sreeshakthy and J. Preethi, both professors at Anna …
  • BRAIN: Business Process Management – An Interesting ApproachBRAIN: Business Process Management – An Interesting Approach
    In the latest volume of the BRAIN journal, Roberto Paiano, Adriana Caione, Anna Lisa Guido, Angelo Martella and Andrea Pandurino have come up with an interesting research on the Business Process Development, a traditional approach vs. …
  • BRAND: Research on Corruption – A Major Global ProblemBRAND: Research on Corruption – A Major Global Problem
    In the latest volume of the BRAND journal, Elena Cristina Pană and Ileana Nișulescu from Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania give some additional understanding about corruption, from a worldwide perspective. Corruption in the public sector …


BRAIN: The Differences between Emergentism and Skill Acquisition Theory

When speaking about emergentism we mainly refer to the interaction between organism and environment and that denies the existence of pre-determined, domain specific faculties or capacities. In language acquisition, emergentists state that simple learning mechanisms are sufficient to bring about the emergence of complex language representations.

The representation of neural network in connectionism
The representation of neural network in connectionism

There are two types of emergentism. On the one hand, there is one type based on input, which is the input-based emergentism (emergentist-connectionist model). On the other hand, there is the one that considers the role of the processing working memory, which, however, does not ignore the contribution of the input to the process of language acquisition, but emphasizes on the frequency of occurrence. (more…)

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