|Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2006), 29:1:79-80 Cambridge University Press|
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Distributed neural blackboards could be more attractive
The target article demonstrates how neurocognitive modellers should not be intimidated by challenges such as Jackendoff's and should explore neurally plausible implementations of linguistic constructs. The next step is to take seriously insights offlered by neuroscience, including the robustness allowed by analogue computation with distributed representations and the power of attractor dynamics in turning analogue into nearly discrete operations.