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    The Algebraic Mind: Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science.Gary F. Marcus - 2001 - MIT Press.
    1 Cognitive Architectures 2 Multilayer Perceptrons 3 Relations between Variables 4 Structured Representations 5 Individuals 6 Where does the Machinery of Symbol Manipulation Come From? 7 Conclusions.
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    Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexity of Human Thought.Gary F. Marcus - 2004 - Basic Books.
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    Negative evidence in language acquisition.Gary F. Marcus - 1993 - Cognition 46 (1):53-85.
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    Can connectionism save constructivism?Gary F. Marcus - 1998 - Cognition 66 (2):153-182.
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    Regular and irregular inflection in the acquisition of German noun plurals.Harald Clahsen, Monika Rothweiler, Andreas Woest & Gary F. Marcus - 1992 - Cognition 45 (3):225-255.
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    From semantics to syntax and back again: Argument structure in the third year of life.Keith J. Fernandes, Gary F. Marcus, Jennifer A. Di Nubila & Athena Vouloumanos - 2006 - Cognition 100 (2):B10-B20.
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    Can connectionism save constructivism?Gary F. Marcus - 1998 - Cognition 66 (2):153-182.
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    The acquisition of the English past tense in children and multilayered connectionist networks.Gary F. Marcus - 1995 - Cognition 56 (3):271-279.
    The apparent very close similarity between the learning of the past tense by Adam and the Plunkett and Marchman model is exaggerated by several misleading comparisons--including arbitrary, unexplained changes in how graphs were plotted. The model's development differs from Adam's in three important ways: Children show a U-shaped sequence of development which does not depend on abrupt changes in input; U-shaped development in the simulation occurs only after an abrupt change in training regimen. Children overregularize vowel-change verbs more than no-change (...)
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  9. Musicality: Instinct or Acquired Skill?Gary F. Marcus - 2012 - Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (4):498-512.
    Is the human tendency toward musicality better thought of as the product of a specific, evolved instinct or an acquired skill? Developmental and evolutionary arguments are considered, along with issues of domain‐specificity. The article also considers the question of why humans might be consistently and intensely drawn to music if musicality is not in fact the product of a specifically evolved instinct.
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    Shifting senses in lexical semantic development.Hugh Rabagliati, Gary F. Marcus & Liina Pylkkänen - 2010 - Cognition 117 (1):17-37.
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    The scope of linguistic generalizations: evidence from Hebrew word formation.Iris Berent, Gary F. Marcus, Joseph Shimron & Adamantios I. Gafos - 2002 - Cognition 83 (2):113-139.
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    Roots, stems, and the universality of lexical representations: Evidence from Hebrew.Iris Berent, Vered Vaknin & Gary F. Marcus - 2007 - Cognition 104 (2):254-286.
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    On theories of belief bias in syllogistic reasoning.Gary F. Marcus, Jane Oakhill, Alan Garnham, Stephen E. Newstead, Jonathan St Bt Evans, Kimj Vicente, William F. Brewer, Jc Marshall, Karen Emmorey & Stephen M. Kosslyn - 1993 - Cognition 46 (1):87-92.
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    Concepts, correlations, and some challenges for connectionist cognition.Gary F. Marcus & Frank C. Keil - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (6):722-723.
    Rogers & McClelland's (R&M's) précis represents an important effort to address key issues in concepts and categorization, but few of the simulations deliver what is promised. We argue that the models are seriously underconstrained, importantly incomplete, and psychologically implausible; more broadly, R&M dwell too heavily on the apparent successes without comparable concern for limitations already noted in the literature.
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  15. What developmental biology can tell us about innateness.Gary F. Marcus - 2005 - In Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence & Stephen P. Stich (eds.), The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents. New York, US: Oxford University Press USA. pp. 23.
    This chapter examines an apparent tension created by recent research on neurological development and genetics on the one hand and cognitive development on the other. It considers what it might mean for intrinsic signals to guide the initial establishment of functional architecture. It argues that an understanding of the mechanisms by which the body develops can inform our understanding of the mechanisms by which the brain develops. It cites the view of developmental neurobiologists Fukuchi-Shimogori and Grove, that the patterning of (...)
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    Extracting higher-level relationships in connectionist models.Gary F. Marcus - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):77-77.
    Connectionist networks excel at extracting statistical regularities but have trouble extracting higher-order relationships. Clark & Thornton suggest that a solution to this problem might come from Elman, but I argue that the success of Elman's single recurrent network is illusory, and show that it cannot in fact represent abstract relationships that can be generalized to novel instances, undermining Clark & Thornton 's key arguments.
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    10,000 Just so stories can't all be wrong.Gary F. Marcus - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):529-529.
    The mere fact that a particular aspect of mind could offer an adaptive advantage is not enough to show that that property was in fact shaped by that adaptive advantage. Although it is possible that the tendency towards positive illusion is an evolved misbelief, it it also possible that positive illusions could be a by-product of a broader, flawed cognitive mechanism that itself was shaped by accidents of evolutionary inertia.
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    Language acquisition in the absence of explicit negative evidence: can simple recurrent networks obviate the need for domain-specific learning devices?Gary F. Marcus - 1999 - Cognition 73 (3):293-296.
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    What can developmental disorders tell us about modularity?Gary F. Marcus - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):762-763.
    This commentary discusses the logic of inferring modularity or the lack of modularity from observed patterns of developmental disorders.
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    Neural reuse and human individual differences.Cristina D. Rabaglia & Gary F. Marcus - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (4):287-288.
    We find the theory of neural reuse to be highly plausible, and suggest that human individual differences provide an additional line of argument in its favor, focusing on the well-replicated finding of in which individual differences are highly correlated across domains. We also suggest that the theory of neural reuse may be an important contributor to the phenomenon of positive manifold itself.
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    Spoken language comprehension: An experimental approach to disordered and normal processing by Lorraine komisarjevsky Tyler. Cambridge, ma.: Mit press, 1992. Pp. XIV + 292. [REVIEW]Gary F. Marcus - 1994 - Mind and Language 9 (1):102-104.
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