The Brain as a Computer: International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology

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Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Reference - 488 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 THE ARGUMENT
1
CHAPTER 2 CYBERNETICS
15
CHAPTER 3 PHILOSOPHY METHODOLOGY AND CYBERNETICS
43
CHAPTER 4 FINITE AUTOMATA
91
CHAPTER 5 LOGICAL NETS
121
CHAPTER 6 THEORY OF GAMES
159
CHAPTER 7 PROGRAMMING COMPUTERS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS
165
CHAPTER 8 PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY OF LEARNING
191
CHAPTER 11 PERCEPTION
339
CHAPTER 12 PATTERN RECOGNITION
387
CHAPTER 13 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
405
CHAPTER 14 SUMMARY
421
SOME RECENT BRAIN MODELS
441
REFERENCES
445
AUTHOR INDEX
467
SUBJECT INDEX
473

CHAPTER 9 BEHAVIOUR AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
249
CHAPTER 10 THEORIES AND MODELS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
307

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