Organisation in memory where cognitive processes can be understood in terms of networks that link together neuron-like units.
Once connections are established, through practice appropriate cues permit an individual to learn.
- We can bypass inaccurate information, g. say an inaccurate sentence and know solution.
- Some clues are better than others, g. first letters rather than others.
- We can make spontaneous generalizations, g. assume based on knowledge we have gathered, although no direct evidence.
- We can make default assignments, g. fill in blanks of knowledge we aren't certain on.
Hard to test and it attempts to account for a range of cognitive processes, not just memory.