Division of labor between the hemispheres for complex but not simple tasks: An implemented connectionist model
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Division of labor between the hemispheres for complex but not simple tasks: An implemented connectionist model. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL, 132 (3). pp. 379-399. ISSN 0096-3445Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-34126.96.36.1999
When stimuli have to be matched in a complex task (such as whether 2 letters have the same name), then performance is better when stimuli are presented across the hemispheres of the brain, whereas for simpler tasks (such as whether 2 letters have the same shape), better performance is achieved when stimuli are presented unilaterally. The authors show that this bilateral distribution advantage effect emerged spontaneously in a neural network model learning to solve simple and complex tasks with separate input layers and separate, but interconnected, resources in a hidden layer. The authors show that relating computational models to behavioral and imaging data proves fruitful for understanding hemispheric processing and generating testable hypotheses.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL|
|Publisher:||AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC|
|Official Date:||September 2003|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 379-399|
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