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  • The Teacher’s Attitude and the Learning ProcessThe Teacher’s Attitude and the Learning Process
    It is known that in order to be a teacher, you are required a lot of mental training in this field. Whoever attempts to become part of the education system should take pedagogical courses, and …
  • BRAND: English Shop Signs and Brand NamesBRAND: English Shop Signs and Brand Names
    In the most recent volume of the BRAND journal, the researchers Parvaneh Khosravizadeh and Hemaseh Bagheri Sanjareh have brought another intriguing study that spotlights on the English shop signs and brand names and how they spreaded …
  • “A Cyber Security Adventure”: A Project on Improving High School Students’ Awareness on Cyber Security“A Cyber Security Adventure”: A Project on Improving High School Students’ Awareness on Cyber Security
    Technological developments have taken the humankind many steps away in terms of improving standards of the daily life and making everything simpler to do. Nowadays, we can make many things by just surfing over the …
  • BRAIN: Developing Distance Learning Environments in the Context of Cross-Border CooperationBRAIN: Developing Distance Learning Environments in the Context of Cross-Border Cooperation
    Sebastian Fuicu, Mircea Popa, Dalibor Dobrilovic, Marius Marcu and Razvan Bogdan offer a paper named “Developing Distance Learning Environments in the Context of Cross-Border Cooperation” which consists of a collaboration between Politehnica University of Timisoara, …
  • 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 …
  • LiBRI: When Apologies Are Not Sincere ApologiesLiBRI: When Apologies Are Not Sincere Apologies
    PhD Ahmad Kareem Salem Al-Wuhaili will present in the latest volume of the LiBRI journal an article about the duality of political apologies, aiming to reveal the fact that important political faces apologise without meaning …
  • Women and Girls in STEMWomen and Girls in STEM
    STEM education has become more and more important, and it is required for an interconnected global economy. The acronym refers to a range of academic disciplines, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, meant to …
  • BRAND: Symbolic Relationships in AdvertisementsBRAND: Symbolic Relationships in Advertisements
    When talking about advertisements, one would certainly link them to the word “symbol”, as the advertisements prepare for the products that they recommend a rich symbolic life. Since the products are different, the symbolic life should also …
  • BRAIN: Conscience in Language TeachingBRAIN: Conscience in Language Teaching
    Conscience in Language Teaching and its Relationship with Language Proficiency and Emotional Intelligence of EFL Teachers by Sedighe Jalili Kalangestani was published here. Several factors contribute to the efficacy of an English language teacher, among which, …
  • BRAIN Journal: Success in Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning: Indicators of EffectivenessBRAIN Journal: Success in Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning: Indicators of Effectiveness
    Mobile learning, also known as m-learning, is an educational system. Mobile learning supports, with the help of mobile devices, a continuous access to the learning process. This can be on appliances like your phone, laptop or …
  • BRAIN: The Differences between Emergentism and Skill Acquisition TheoryBRAIN: 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 …
  • LiBRI: Kant and Coleridge on the Issue of MoralityLiBRI: Kant and Coleridge on the Issue of Morality
    LiBRI has a very interesting article written by Nicolae-Andrei Popa. He is giving some insight on the Issue of Morality from the point of view of Kant and Coleridge. This paper seeks to contrast Kant’s …

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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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