Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Combining distributed and localist computations in real-time neural networks

Gail A. Carpenter a1
a1 Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215


In order to benefit from the advantages of localist coding, neural models that feature winner-take-all representations at the top level of a network hierarchy must still solve the computational problems inherent in distributed representations at the lower levels.