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Bayesian BrainProbabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Kenji Doya, Shin Ishii, Alexandre Pouget, and Rajesh P.N. Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042383
eISBN:
9780262294188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

A Bayesian approach can contribute to an understanding of the brain on multiple levels, by giving normative predictions about how an ideal sensory system should combine prior knowledge and ... More

Biological Learning and ControlHow the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

Biological Learning and Control: How the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016964
eISBN:
9780262301282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding the regularity of the brain’s perceptions, its reactions to sensory stimuli, and its control of movements. The book offers an account of ... More

Brain Computation as Hierarchical Abstraction

Brain Computation as Hierarchical Abstraction

Dana H. Ballard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028615
eISBN:
9780262323819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028615.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The vast differences between the brain’s neural circuitry and a computer’s silicon circuitry might suggest that they have nothing in common. In fact, as Dana Ballard argues in this book, ... More

Brain Signal AnalysisAdvances in Neuroelectric and Neuromagnetic Methods

Brain Signal Analysis: Advances in Neuroelectric and Neuromagnetic Methods

Todd C. Handy (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013086
eISBN:
9780262258876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013086.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Cognitive electrophysiology concerns the study of the brain’s electrical and magnetic responses to both external and internal events. These can be measured using electroencephalograms (EEGs) or ... More

The Brain's Representational PowerOn Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Cyriel M.A. Pennartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Although science has made considerable progress in discovering the neural basis of cognition, how consciousness arises remains elusive. In this book, Pennartz analyzes which aspects of conscious ... More

Cannabinoids and the Brain

Cannabinoids and the Brain

Linda A. Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids and the Brain introduces an informed general audience to the scientific discovery of the endocannabinoid system and recent preclinical research that explains its importance in brain ... More

Cerebral PlasticityNew Perspectives

Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Leo M. Chalupa, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo, Lucia Galli-Resta, and Tommaso Pizzorusso (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The notion that neurons in the living brain can change in response to experience—a phenomenon known as “plasticity”—has become a major conceptual issue in neuroscience research as well as a practical ... More

Computational Modeling Methods for Neuroscientists

Computational Modeling Methods for Neuroscientists

Erik De Schutter (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013277
eISBN:
9780262258722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013277.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This book offers an introduction to current methods in computational modeling in neuroscience, and describes realistic modeling methods at levels of complexity ranging from molecular interactions to ... More

Dendritic Spines

Dendritic Spines

Rafael Yuste

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013505
eISBN:
9780262259286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013505.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Most neurons in the brain are covered by dendritic spines, small protrusions that arise from dendrites, covering them like leaves on a tree. But a hundred and twenty years after spines were first ... More

Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Susan Pockett, William P. Banks, and Shaun Gallagher (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Our intuition tells us that we, our conscious selves, cause our own voluntary acts. Yet scientists have long questioned this; Thomas Huxley, for example, in 1874 compared mental events to a steam ... More

Dynamic Coordination in the BrainFrom Neurons to Mind

Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Christoph von der Malsburg, William A. Phillips, and Wolf Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

A fundamental shift is occurring in neuroscience and related disciplines. In the past, researchers focused on functional specialization of the brain, discovering complex processing strategies based ... More

Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain

Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain

Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140997
eISBN:
9780262280662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Dyslexia research has made dramatic progress since the mid-1980s. Once discounted as a “middle-class myth,” dyslexia is now the subject of a complex—and confusing—body of theoretical and empirical ... More

Feeling BeautyThe Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience

Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience

G. Gabrielle Starr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019316
eISBN:
9780262315449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019316.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book argues that understanding the neural underpinnings of aesthetic experience can reshape our conceptions of aesthetics and the arts. Drawing on the tools of both cognitive neuroscience and ... More

Functional Connections of Cortical AreasA New View from the Thalamus

Functional Connections of Cortical Areas: A New View from the Thalamus

S. Murray Sherman and Rainer W. Guillery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019309
eISBN:
9780262314992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019309.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book shows new ways of thinking about how the brain relates to the world, to cognition, and to behavior. Based on foundations previously established the book considers the implications of these ... More

The Human AdvantageA New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies, use 25% of all the energy the body requires each day, and became enormous in hardly any ... More

Language, Music, and the BrainA Mysterious Relationship

Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Michael A. Arbib (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Through four key themes, this book explores the relationships between language, music, and the brain and the crosstalk between them: (a) song and dance as a bridge between music and language; (b) ... More

The Memory ProcessNeuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Suzanne Nalbantian, Paul M. Matthews, and James L. McClelland (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014571
eISBN:
9780262289672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of human memory, with contributions from both neuroscientists and humanists. Linking the neuroscientific study of memory to the ... More

Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Rogier B. Mars, Jerome Sallet, Matthew F. S. Rushworth, and Nick Yeung (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016438
eISBN:
9780262298490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This book offers a range of perspectives on a simple problem: How does the brain choose efficiently and adaptively among options to ensure coherent, goal-directed behavior? The contributors, from ... More

A New Understanding of Mental DisordersComputational Models for Dimensional Psychiatry

A New Understanding of Mental Disorders: Computational Models for Dimensional Psychiatry

Andreas Heinz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036894
eISBN:
9780262342841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036894.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

For many psychiatric disorders, neurobiological findings do not help to diagnose a specific disease or to predict its outcome. This book suggests to take a new look at mental disorders by using ... More

The Pragmatic TurnToward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston, and Danica Kragic (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Cognitive science is experiencing a pragmatic turn away from the traditional representation-centered framework toward a view that focuses on understanding cognition as “enactive.” This enactive view ... More

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