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Braitenberg, Valentino

Overview
Works: 56 works in 171 publications in 5 languages and 2,363 library holdings
Genres: Atlases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Honoree
Classifications: QM455, 152
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Most widely held works by Valentino Braitenberg
Vehicles, experiments in synthetic psychology by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
25 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume describes Braitenberg vehicles. Braitenberg vehicles are conceived in a thought experiment by the author of this book to illustrate in an evolutive way the abilities of simple agents. The vehicles represent the simplest form of behavior based artificial intelligence or embodied cognition, (i.e. intelligent behavior) that emerges from sensorimotor interaction between the agent and its environment, without any need for an internal memory, representation of the environment, or inference. There are 14 vehicles in all -- a series of hypothetical, self-operating mobile machines that exhibit increasingly sophisticated behavior similar to that in the real biological or neuroscientific world. One might assemble Braitenberg's vehicles like cunning table-top toys that might look like the fantastic Albrecht drawings. Whatever their guise, they behave like living creatures, ranging from simple light-seeking automata to vehicles that an observing psychologist or philosopher might conclude were operated by concealed human beings. Each of the vehicles in the series incorporates the essential features of all the earlier models but represents an evolutionary advance to a higher plateau of complexity. Along the way, they come to embody the instincts of fight or flight, the characteristic behaviors impelled by love and by logic, manifestations of foresight, concept formation, creative thinking, personality, and free will. The author shows that these attributes and patterns of behavior can be internalized into machines using the simplest parts -- a collection of environmental sensors, some wheel-driving motors, various threshold devices, a few fictional (but logically and technologically plausible) components with special properties. The author locates many elements of his fantasy in current brain research in a concluding section of extensive biological notes
On the texture of brains : an introduction to neuroanatomy for the cybernetically minded by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brain theory biological basis and computational principles by A Aertsen( )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The present collection of papers focuses on the subject of vision. The papers bring together new insights and facts from various branches of experimental and theoretical neuroscience. The experimental facts presented in the volume stem from disparate fields, such as neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, optical imaging and psychophysics. The theoretical models in part are unsophisticated, yet still inspiring, while others skilfully apply advanced mathematical reasoning to results of experimental measurements. The book is the fifth in a series of volumes intending to define a theory of the brain by bringing together formal reasoning and experimental facts. The reader is thus being introduced to a new kind of brain science, where facts and theory are beginning to blend together
Atlas of the frog's brain by Milena Kemali( Book )
9 editions published in 1969 in English and German and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anatomy of the cortex : statistics and geometry by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cortex : statistics and geometry of neuronal connectivity by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By means of quantitative analysis of the tissue components in the cortex of the mouse, this book presents an overall picture of the cortical network which is then related to various theories on cortical function. It is centered around the idea of a diffuse network in a fairly homogeneous population of excitatory neurons, that of the pyramidal cells. It shows that the whole organisation in the cortical skeleton of pryramidal cells correspondes well to the idea of an associative memory and to the theory of cell assemblies. The theoretical points are made on the basis of experimental results. The reader not only obtains information about quantitative neuroanatomy, but also on the methods used, in particular those that vary from the norm
Information processing in the cortex : experiments and theory by Ad Aertsen( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a cooperative effort to define the present-day interface between experimental brain science and theoretical modelling. Care was taken to balance the experimental contributions with the theoretical analyses, and ineach field the issues were selected according to their relevance and applicability to the other. There are three main topics, referring to the interpretation of neuroanatomical structure, to a general theory of corticalfunction, and to the physiology of the visual cortex
Das Bild der Welt im Kopf eine Naturgeschichte des Geistes by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wer bin ich, wenn nicht mein Gehirn? Das menschliche Gehirn ist eine besonders eindrucksvolle Blüte am Baum der biologischen Vielfalt. Dieser Stammbaum hat seine Äste in der Welt entwickelt und ist mit seinen Wurzeln tief in der Natur verankert. Wer aber erkennt die Gesetze der Natur und beobachtet die wundersame Entwicklung des Lebendigen, wenn nicht das Gehirn selbst? Bei dieser Spiegelung des Gehirns in der Welt und der Welt im Gehirn schließt sich ein Kreis, in dem Geist und Stoff nicht mehr als unvereinbare Elemente erscheinen. Im Mittelpunkt der philosophisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Gedanken von Valentin Braitenberg steht der Begriff der Information, der in der Form der Lebewesen als ein Wissen über die Welt aufscheint. Ein geistreicher Fundus für alle, die Lust haben, unsere Existenz in dieser Welt zu verstehen, wie Forscher, Mediziner, Philosophen ... Die italienische Ausgabe dieses Buches, "L'immagine del mondo nella testa", wurde mit dem renommierten italienischen Medienpreis "Premio Galileo 2000"L'immagine del mondo nella testa", wurde mit dem renommierten italienischen Medienpreis "Premio Galileo 2000" für das Jahr 2009 ausgezeichnet. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Valentin Braitenberg, Hirnforscher, war u.a. Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik in Tübingen und Honorarprofessor an den Universitäten Tübingen und Freiburg. Braitenberg bringt das Kunststück fertig, kurzweilig viele Fragen auf amüsante und ebenso intelligente Weise anzureißen und damit den Leser selbst zu befähigen, darüber zu meditieren, wie das Bild der Welt in dessen eigenen Kopf kommt. Gerade in einer Zeit, in der Meditation gerne als gedankenloses Singen von Mantras missverstanden wird, gereichen die cartesianischen Meditationen à la Braitenberg jedem denkenden Menschen zu einem ganz privaten Vergnügen der besonderen Art. (Aus der Einführung von Manfred Spitzer)
Studies of brain function ( )
in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Begabung und Erziehung ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Künstliche Wesen : Verhalten kybernet. Vehikel by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Véhicules : expériences en psychologie synthétique by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gescheit sein : und andere unwissenschaftliche Essays by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Natur ist unser Modell von ihr : Forschung und Philosophie : das Bozner Treffen 1995 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ill, oder, Der Engel und die Philosophen : Roman by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolution : Entwicklung und Organisation in der Natur ; das Bozner Treffen 1993 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simulation : Computer zwischen Experiment und Theorie ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il gusto della lingua : meccanismi cerebrali e strutture grammaticali by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vehikel : Experimente mit kybernetischen Wesen by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ricerche teoriche e sperimentali di cibernetica svolte nell'anno accademico 1961-1962 nel Laboritorio di cibernetica presso l'Istitutio di fisica teorica dell'Università di Napoli by Italy) Laboratorio di cibernetica (Naples( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Braitenberg, V.
Braitenberg, V. 1926-2011
Braitenberg, V. (Valentino)
Braitenberg, V. (Valentino), 1926-2011
Braitenberg Valentin
Braitenberg, Valentin 1926-2011
Braitenberg, Valentin von 1926-2011
Braitenberg, Valentino
Braitenberg, Valentino 1926-2011
Braitenberg, Valentino von
ブライテンベルク, V
Languages
English (65)
German (39)
Italian (9)
French (3)
Japanese (1)
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