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This book is as important today as when it came out. I am grateful to Rockefeller and to Google for making it available to see free, but I would have been quite happy to pay, say $10 or $20, for a kindle edition, even when free is available. I was planning to pay about $40 to buy a hard copy used today, but was very disappointed that I could not find it.
There were many excellent clear review articles on issues which computational neuroscientists (and even many real neuroscientists) get 100% wrong today. Most of all there are papers by Purpura and Scheibel and Scheibel which are central even a first order understanding of information processing in the brain.
(e.g. As in my own 2009 paper in Neural Networks, summarizing work for which INNS gave me the Hebb Award.) Of course, the information itself has not disappeared.. but when it is dispersed "holographically" into hundreds of more specialized papers at $30 per click... I am very relieved that google has made this available. (I have bought the send through fourth study volumes as well.. but this
first one is actually the most important.)
Especially I remember the beautiful drawings of giant pyramid cells and the synapses coming to them, such as synapses from the nonspecific thalamus and their crucial role... which the usual asynchronous models simply do not begin to capture.