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Author Churchland, Patricia Smith, author.

Title The computational brain / Patricia S. Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski
Edition 25th Anniversary edition
Published Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 544 pages) : illustrations
Series Computational neuroscience series
Computational neuroscience.
Contents Neuroscience overview -- computational overview -- Representing the world -- Plasticity: cells, circuits, brains, and behavior -- Sensorimotor integration
Summary An anniversary edition of the classic work that influenced a generation of neuroscientists and cognitive neuroscientists. Before The Computational Brain was published in 1992, conceptual frameworks for brain function were based on the behavior of single neurons, applied globally. In The Computational Brain, Patricia Churchland and Terrence Sejnowski developed a different conceptual framework, based on large populations of neurons. They did this by showing that patterns of activities among the units in trained artificial neural network models had properties that resembled those recorded from populations of neurons recorded one at a time. It is one of the first books to bring together computational concepts and behavioral data within a neurobiological framework. Aimed at a broad audience of neuroscientists, computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and philosophers, The Computational Brain is written for both expert and novice. This anniversary edition offers a new preface by the authors that puts the book in the context of current research. This approach influenced a generation of researchers. Even today, when neuroscientists can routinely record from hundreds of neurons using optics rather than electricity, and the 2013 White House BRAIN initiative heralded a new era in innovative neurotechnologies, the main message of The Computational Brain is still relevant
Analysis NEUROSCIENCE/General
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-523) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Brain -- Computer simulation
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Neural networks (Computer science)
Neural circuitry.
Brain -- Physiology
Brain -- physiology
Computer Simulation
Models, Neurological
Neurosciences -- methods
Neural Networks, Computer
Nerve Net
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science.
Neural networks (Computer science)
Neural circuitry
Brain -- Physiology
Brain -- Computer simulation
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Encéphale -- Physiologie.
Simulation ordinateur.
Neurosciences -- Méthodes.
Modèles neurologiques.
Neurale netwerken.
Inteligencia artificial.
Cerveau -- Physiologie.
Cerveau -- Simulation par ordinateur.
Cerveau -- Modèles.
Réseaux neuronaux (physiologie)
Réseaux neuronaux (informatique)
Form Electronic book
Author Sejnowski, Terrence J. (Terrence Joseph), author.
ISBN 9780262339650