The stability-plasticity dilemma: investigating the continuum from catastrophic forgetting to age-limited learning effects

Martial Mermillod, Aurélia Bugaiska, Patrick Bonin
2013 Frontiers in Psychology  
The stability-plasticity dilemma is a wellknow constraint for artificial and biological neural systems. The basic idea is that learning in a parallel and distributed system requires plasticity for the integration of new knowledge, but also stability in order to prevent the forgetting of previous knowledge. Too much plasticity will result in previously encoded data being constantly forgotten, whereas too much stability will impede the efficient coding of this data at the level of the synapses.
more » ... wever, for the most part, neural computation has addressed the problems related to excessive plasticity or excessive stability as two different fields in the literature.
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00504 pmid:23935590 pmcid:PMC3732997 fatcat:2marhb6nlrhile7vq37ftt2lh4