The Connectionist Computational Theory of Mind
While searching for adequate theories of mind one is likely to come across the connectionist version of the computational theory of mind, and it appears that, this particular theory, provides us with working models effortlessly for such cognitive capacities as rapid recognition, associative memory and categorical generalization.
The Classical Computational Theory of Mind
There are a number of different versions of the Computational Theory of Mind (CTM) but in its classical form it states that thinking is a computational process involving mental representations. These mental representations or symbols are all contained within their own unique language, the Language of Thought (LOT). A common catch phrase often seen accompanying the classical CTM is that ‘the mind is to the brain what the program is to the hardware’ but as easy an analogy as this is for those learning about the classical CTM it also opens the theory up to a whole world of criticisms and flaws.