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Question 1: A very common strategy in connectionist learning methods is to incorporate ________ over an error surface in a space defined by the weight matrix.
Gradient descentHessian matrixOptimization (mathematics)BFGS method

Question 2: For example, units in the network could represent ________ and the connections could represent synapses.
NeuronNervous systemPhotoreceptor cellGlial cell

Question 3: They argued that connectionism, as it was being developed, was in danger of obliterating what they saw as the progress being made in the fields of cognitive science and psychology by the classical approach of ________.
Philosophy of mindComputational theory of mindChinese roomAlan Turing

Question 4: In the 1950s, ________ proposed that spontaneous order in the brain arose out of decentralized networks of simple units.
Friedrich von HayekLew RockwellLudwig von MisesMurray Rothbard

Question 5: Some researchers argued that the trend in connectionism was a reversion towards associationism and the abandonment of the idea of a ________, something they felt was mistaken.
Philosophy of mindChinese roomLanguage of thoughtArtificial intelligence

Question 6: All gradient descent learning in connectionist models involves changing each weight by the ________ of the error surface with respect to the weight.
Differential calculusCalculusPartial derivativeIntegral

Question 7: Many recurrent connectionist models also incorporate ________.
Differential equationMathematicsDynamical systems theoryApplied mathematics

Question 8: Many connectionist principles can be traced to early work in psychology, such as that of ________.
René DescartesWilliam JamesSigmund FreudSøren Kierkegaard

Question 9: Another form of connectionist model was the relational network framework developed by the ________ Sydney Lamb in the 1960s.

Question 10: As connectionism became increasingly popular in the late 1980s, there was a reaction to it by some researchers, including ________, Steven Pinker and others.
Hilary PutnamNoam ChomskyDaniel DennettJerry Fodor


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