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A localist implementation of the primacy model of immediate serial recall.
PAGE, M.P.A. & NORRIS, D.G.
In A.M . Jacobs and J. Grainger (Eds), Symbolic Connectionism. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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In this chapter we discuss a localist, connectionist implementation of the primacy model of immediate serial recall. In our earlier papers, we preferred to avoid specifying a detailed connectionist implementation of our model, since we believed that such detail might draw attention away from the more general principles underlying the model's operation. Nonetheless, our model was framed using terms such as ``activation'' and ``noise'', consonant with our stated view that the model had potential for being implemented as a connectionist model in a variety of simple ways. Here we suggest an implementation which is unusual amongst models in the area, in that its memory component is activation-based rather than association-based. We also make links between components of our model and localist models of speech production.