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Information Routing, Correspondence Finding, and Object Recognition in the Brain

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Covering recent research on cortical signal processing and plasticity, with an emphasis on object recognition, this book focuses on assemblies of neurons and how they can collectively represent information patterns and their dynamic relationships.


Titel: Information Routing, Correspondence Finding, and Object Recognition in the Brain
Autoren/Herausgeber: Philipp Wolfrum
Aus der Reihe: Studies in Computational Intelligence
Ausgabe: 2010

ISBN/EAN: 9783642152535

Seitenzahl: 133
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 432 g
Sprache: Englisch

At?rstsight,thisbookisaboutfacerecognitioninthebrain.Itsmorelasting value, however,lies in the paradigmatic way in which this particular problem is treated. From the basic ideas that are worked out here in concrete detail, it is a naturaland simple next step to at leastimagine, if not realizein model form, much more generalstructures and processes,thus helping to bridge the still tremendous chasm between mind and brain. It is the purpose of this foreword to point out these generic traits. For centuries, thinking about the brain has been dominated by the most complexmechanisticdevicesofthetime,clockwork,communicatinghydraulic tubesor,today,thecomputer.Thecomputer,takenasincarnationoftheU- versal Turing Machine, can implement any conceivable process, so that also a functional brain can surely be simulated on it, an idea that, beginning in the ?fties of the last century, has been seducing scientists to create “art- cial intelligence” in the computer. As a result we now have an information technology that displays many functional capabilities formerly regarded as the exclusive domain of the mind. As fascinating as this is, doting on “int- ligent machines” is systematically diverting our attention awayfrom the true problems of understanding the working of the brain. - Newsletter
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