Show Reference: "Adaptive Resonance Theory : How a brain learns to consciously attend, learn, and recognize a changing world"

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SOM (along with other competitive learning algorithms, backprop, simulated annealing, neocognitron, svm, and Bayesian models) suffers from catastrophic forgetting when forced to learn too quickly.

ART does not suffer from catastrophic forgetting.

Grossberg states that ART predicts a functional link between consciousness, learning, expectation, attention, resonance, and synchrony and calls this principle the CLEARS principle.

Many of ART's predictions about natural cognition have been validated.

Grossberg's ART and Friston's theory of cortical responses appeal to the anatomical interpretation of 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' processing and stress feedback as well as feedforward connections.