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The mind within the net : models of learning, thinking, and acting

Author: Manfred Spitzer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, ©1999.
Series: Bradford book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How does the brain work? How do billions of neurons bring about ideas, sensations, emotions, and actions? Why do children learn faster than elderly people? What can go wrong in perception, thinking, learning, and acting? Scientists now use computer models to help us understand the most private and human experiences. In The Mind within the Net, Manfred Spitzer shows how these models can fundamentally change how we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spitzer, Manfred.
Mind within the net.
Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98010911
(OCoLC)38216647
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manfred Spitzer
ISBN: 0585099170 9780585099170
OCLC Number: 42331028
Language Note: English.
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Translation of: Geist im Netz.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 359 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Neuronal teamwork --
3. Learning --
4. Vectors in the head --
5. Maps in the cortex --
6. Hidden layers --
7. Neuroplasticity --
8. Feedback --
9. Representing knowledge --
10. Semantic networks --
11. The disordered mind --
12. Thoughts and impressions.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Other Titles: Geist im Netz.
Responsibility: Manfred Spitzer.
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A highly readable, non-mathematical introduction to neural networks-computer models that help us to understand how we perceive, think, feel, and act.  Read more...

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Seductive on-screen views of brain activity open up a closed realm by rendering the mind visible. A new enlightenment beckons. A new stupidity, too, a new confusion of the moral and mechanical, if we Read more...

 
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