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Braitenberg, Valentino

Works: 60 works in 218 publications in 4 languages and 2,718 library holdings
Genres: Scientific atlases  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Compiler, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Valentino Braitenberg
Most widely held works by Valentino Braitenberg
On the texture of brains : an introduction to neuroanatomy for the cybernetically minded by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I believe that the most intriguing thing in the world, be sides the world itself, is the human brain. Moreover, I am sure that a coherent natural philosophy will only be possible once we have understood how the brain, itself an object of physics, generates the description of the physical word. Therefore a book on the brain, be it the fly's or the mouse's brain, needs no justification. It is important, however, to point out the limits of its ambi tions. The first three Chapters are introductory and are written in a lighthearted philosophical vein. An idea is introduced that turns up repeatedly in the rest of the book, namely, that the structure of brains is information about the world. Chapter 4 is didactic: in it the neuron and its function are sketched as the element of the nerv ous tissue. Chapters 5 to 8 are a collection of essays loosely tied together mainly by the vagaries of my own interests. They do not intend to be definitive statements about the cerebellum, the cerebral cortex, or the visual ganglia of insects but rather illuminate these structures from a personal point of view. Accordingly, many au thors will find their own contributions only insufficiently represented in the text and frequently without explicit quotation. I beg their pardon and remind the reader that enough competent reviews are available in the fields that I touch upon, easily accessible through the references
Atlas of the frog's brain by M Kemali( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomy of the cortex : statistics and geometry by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this essay we propose a view of the cerebral cortex from an unusual angle, determined by our search for the most general statements on the relation between cortical structure and function. Our results may be at variance with the ideas of those physiologists who have specialized subsystems of the cortex in mind, but are not in contrast with them, as we hope to show. Our view is akin to one presented by Moshe Abeles in his monograph Local Cortical Circuits (1982). It is related to the theory developed by Gunther Palm, for many years our partner, in Neural Assemblies (1982). It owes much to the ideas which inspire the work of George Gerstein (beginning with the classic: Gerstein 1962) and especially to the insights gained by our colleague Ad Aertsen and his group in TUbingen. Our ideas on the cortex find some resonance in a recent trend in Artificial Intelligence (Kohonen 1977; Hopfield 1982; Rumelhart et al. 1986), and indeed the diagram (Braitenberg 1974a) representing the dominant idea of that trend, the associative matrix with feedback, has served as an emblem for the editorial enterprise Studies of Brain Function since its inception in 1977. Since our earlier reports (Braitenberg 1974a, b, 1977, 1978a, b, 1986; Schilz 1976, 1978, 198la, b, 1986) enough new experimental evidence has accumulated in our own laboratory (summarized by Schilz 1989) and elsewhere to justify a more extended and more confident presen tation
Cortex : statistics and geometry of neuronal connectivity by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 138 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 )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 96 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
Gehirngespinste; Neuroanatomie für kybernetisch Interessierte by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in German and French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of brain function( )

in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Bild der Welt im Kopf : eine Naturgeschichte des Geistes by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long description: 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, Limmagine del mondo nella testa, wurde mit dem renommierten italienischen Medienpreis Premio Galileo 2000 für das Jahr 2009 ausgezeichnet. Cartesianische Mediationen à la Braitenberg 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)
Begabung und Erziehung( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Natur ist unser Modell von ihr : Forschung und Philosophie : das Bozner Treffen 1995( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Véhicules : expériences en psychologie synthétique by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ill, oder, Der Engel und die Philosophen : Roman by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gescheit sein : und andere unwissenschaftliche Essays by Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 29 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 27 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

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 Valentino Braitenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrative functions and comparative data by Hansjochem Autrum( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume covers the physiology of the visual system beyond the optic nerve. It is a continuation of the two preceding parts on the photochemistry and the physiology of the eye, and forms a bridge from them to the fourth part on visual psychophysics. These fields have all developed as independent speciali ties and need integrating with each other. The processing of visual information in the brain cannot be understood without some knowledge of the preceding mechanisms in the photoreceptor organs. There are two fundamental reasons, ontogenetic and functional, why this is so: 1) the retina of the vertebrate eye has developed from a specialized part of the brain; 2) in processing their data the eyes follow physiological principles similar to the visual brain centres. Peripheral and central functions should also be discussed in context with their final synthesis in subjective experience, i. e. visual perception. Microphysiology and ultramicroscopy have brought new insights into the neuronal basis of vision. These investigations began in the periphery: HARTLINE'S pioneering experiments on single visual elements of Limulus in 1932 started a successful period of neuronal recordings which ascended from the retina to the highest centres in the visual brain. In the last two decades modern electron microscopic techniques and photochemical investigations of single photoreceptors further contributed to vision research
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Cortex : statistics and geometry of neuronal connectivity
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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

Valentin Braitenberg italienischer Hirnforscher, Kybernetiker und Schriftsteller

Valentino Braitenberg

Valentino Braitenberg Italiaans wetenschapper (1926-2011)

Valentino Braitenberg Italian-Austrian neuroscientist

ブライテンベルク, V


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German (46)

Italian (8)

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