The brain-shaped mind [electronic resource] : what the brain can tell us about the mind / Naomi Goldblum ; illustrated by Shifra Glick.
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- Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
1 online resource (146 p.)
Neural networks (Neurobiology).
- Electronic books.
- Will brain scientists ever be able to read our minds? Why are some things harder to remember than others? Neural networks are used to address these questions and others, in a clear and informative manner, by examining how the structure of the brain shapes the workings of the mind.
- Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Figure permissions and acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 What the brain cannot tell us about the mind; 3 How neurons form networks; 4 Theories and models of how the mind functions; 5 What are connectionist networks?; 6 How our networks learn; 7 Connecting the networks: how different things are related; 8 Evidence for connectionist models; 9 Two different types of memory; 10 Coping with disaster; 11 Practical implications; 12 Criticism of connectionist theory; Annotated references and suggested readings; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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