ANN, nonlinear dynamics, and psychoses

Jim Balter jqb at sandpiper.net
Tue Jun 23 13:37:50 EST 1998

WATTERS Paul Andrew wrote:
> Patrick Juola (patrick at gryphon.psych.ox.ac.uk) wrote:
> : No.  "Non-linear" does not mean "chaotic"; almost all artificial
> : networks that have been built are composed of non-linear elements
> : (as linear networks don't scale to multiple layers -- obligatory
> : reference to Minsky and Papert (1969)).
> No. Chaos _is_ non-linear. Freeman's (1987) model of the olfactory
> bulb was composed of chaotic elements which more closely
> approximated brain function than many other non-chaotic
> non-linear neural network models (IMHO).

not(chaotic -> non-linear => non-linear -> chaotic).
> : So you need to tighten up your mathematical models (and terminology)
> : considerably.
> You need to broaden your reading considerably!

You might consider a course in logic and/or reading comprehension.

<J Q B>

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