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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

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

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

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

Principles of Neural Design

Principles of Neural Design

Peter Sterling and Simon Laughlin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028707
eISBN:
9780262327312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028707.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The human brain is far smarter than a supercomputer but requires 100,000-fold less energy and space. Such efficient information processing is governed by ten principles of design. These apply to the ... More

Scene VisionMaking Sense of What We See

Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See

Kestutis Kveraga and Moshe Bar (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027854
eISBN:
9780262319898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027854.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

For many years, researchers have studied visual recognition with objects—single, clean, clear, and isolated objects, presented to subjects at the center of the screen. In our real environment, ... More

Single Neuron Studies of the Human BrainProbing Cognition

Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain: Probing Cognition

Itzhak Fried, Ueli Rutishauser, Moran Cerf, and Gabriel Kreiman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027205
eISBN:
9780262323994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027205.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

In the last decade, the synergistic interaction of neurosurgeons, engineers, and neuroscientists, combined with new technologies, has enabled scientists to study the awake, behaving human brain ... More

Translational NeuroscienceToward New Therapies

Translational Neuroscience: Toward New Therapies

Karoly Nikolich and Steven E. Hyman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029865
eISBN:
9780262329859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029865.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Translational neuroscience faces considerable challenges, as available therapies to treat brain and nervous system disorders are extremely limited and dated. Drug efficacy for depression, anxiety, ... More

VisionHow It Works and What Can Go Wrong

Vision: How It Works and What Can Go Wrong

John E. Dowling and Jr. Joseph L. Dowling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034616
eISBN:
9780262333566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034616.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The visual system is our best understood sensory system, and for humans vision is paramount. Surveys indicate people fear blindness more than any other sensory disability. Most visual problems ... More

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