Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The trouble with Merge: Modeling speeded target detection

Jonathan Grainger a1
a1 Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, Université de Provence, 13621 Aix-en-Provence, France [email protected]


The model of phoneme monitoring proposed by Norris et al. is implausible when implemented in a localist connectionist network. Lexical representations mysteriously inform phoneme decision nodes as to the presence or absence of a target phoneme.