The Brain as a Computer: International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology
The Brain as a Computer, Second Edition is a 14-chapter book that outlines the principles of cybernetics in relation to behavior, from the perspective of experimental psychology and neurophysiology. This book begins by describing the main ideas of cybernetics. Subsequent chapters explore cybernetic models, with emphasis on finite automata, and particularly finite automata in logical net form, which seem especially useful to the modeling of behavior. Other chapters summarize learning theory, neurological matters, thinking, perception, and artificial intelligence.
CHAPTER 9 BEHAVIOUR AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
CHAPTER 10 THEORIES AND MODELS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
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activity after-effects areas artificial intelligence associated automata theory automaton axiomatic systems basic behaviour brain calculus called cells central cerebral cortex chapter cognitive concepts concerned conditional probability conditioned conditioned stimulus connections consider constructed cortex cortical course cybernetics definition described discussion effect elements example excitation experimental experiments fact fibres finite automata firing frontal function further heuristic human hypothalamus important inductive inhibition inhibitory input interest interpretation involved language latent learning logical nets mathematical matrix means mesencephalon methods molar nerve nervous system neural neurons neurophysiological noughts-and-crosses occur operation organism output particular perception possible precise principle probability problem programming properties propositional calculus psychology reflex reinforcement relation represent response result retina sensory Sheffer stroke simple sort stimulus storage system suggested symbols temporal thalamus theoretical terms theory thinking tion Turing machine variables visual words