. The subsystem that carries out the first stage of the learning process, forming enduring associations among items of information in the system.
Once again the associators
and the dissociators have had an argumentative field-day on this topic with the current outcome being acceptance of the phenomena--and continuing disagreement about interpretation (e.g.
Types, and consequently objects, are related to each other through binary associators
, the concept associators
, which are existence-dependent on the objects they associate.
The encoder and decoder are simple pattern associators
. The encoder preprocesses stimuli for input to the syntax network, and the decoder decodes the output of the syntax network.