Connectionist Modeling and Brain Function

Connectionist Modeling and Brain Function

The Developing Interface

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Bringing together contributions in biology, neuroscience, computer science, physics, and psychology, this book offers a solid tutorial on current research activity in connectionist-inspired biology-based modeling.
Bringing together contributions in biology, neuroscience, computer science, physics, and psychology, this book offers a solid tutorial on current research activity in connectionist-inspired biology-based modeling. It describes specific experimental approaches and also confronts general issues related to learning associative memory, and sensorimotor development.

Introductory chapters by editors Hanson and Olson, along with Terrence Sejnowski, Christof Koch, and Patricia S. Churchland, provide an overview of computational neuroscience, establish the distinction between "realistic" brain models and "simplified" brain models, provide specific examples of each, and explain why each approach might be appropriate in a given context.

The remaining chapters are organized so that material on the anatomy and physiology of a specific part of the brain precedes the presentation of modeling studies. The modeling itself ranges from simplified models to more realistic models and provides examples of constraints arising from known brain detail as well as choices modelers face when including or excluding such constraints. There are three sections, each focused on a key area where biology and models have converged.

Stephen Jose Hanson is Member of Technical Staff, Bellcore, and Visiting Faculty, Cognitive Science Laboratory, Princeton University. Carl R. Olson is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at Princeton Connectionist Modeling and Brain Function is included in the Network Modeling and Connectionism series, edited by Jeffrey Elman.

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Bringing together contributions in biology, neuroscience, computer science, physics, and psychology, this volume offers a tutorial on current research activity in connectionist-inspired biology-based modeling. It describes specific experimental approaches and also confronts general issues related to learning, associative memory, and sensorimotor development. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1990
ISBN: 9780585359335
0585359334
9780262081931
0262081938
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 423 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Olson, Carl R.
Hanson, Stephen José

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