Capacity of convergence-zone episodic memory

Mark Moll, Risto Miikkulainen, Jonathan Abbey

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Abstract

Human episodic memory provides a seemingly unlimited storage for everyday experiences, and a retrieval system that allows us to access the experiences with partial activation of their components. This paper presents a computational model of episodic memory inspired by Damasio's idea of convergence zones. The model consists of a layer of perceptual feature maps and a binding layer. A perceptual feature pattern is coarse coded in the binding layer, and stored on the weights between layers. A partial activation of the stored features activates the binding pattern which in turn reactivates the entire stored pattern. A worst-case analysis shows that with realistic-size layers, the memory capacity of the model is several times larger than the number of units in the model, and could account for the large capacity of human episodic memory
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAAI '94
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
EditorsBarbara Hayes-Roth, Richard E. Korf
Place of PublicationMenlo Park, CA
PublisherAAAI
Pages68-73
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-0-262-61102-2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1994
Event12th AAAI National Conference on Artificial Intelligence 1994 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 1 Aug 19944 Aug 1994
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th AAAI National Conference on Artificial Intelligence 1994
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period1/08/944/08/94

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  • Capacity of convergence-zone episodic memory

    Moll, M., Miikkulainen, R. & Abbey, J., 1994, Proceedings of 1994 IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks (ICNN'94). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, p. 4601-4606

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