The mind within the net : models of learning, thinking, and acting / Manfred Spitzer.

By: Spitzer, Manfred
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Copyright date: ©1999Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 359 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585099170; 9780585099170; 9780262194068; 0262194066Uniform titles: Geist im Netz. English Subject(s): Neural networks (Neurobiology) | Nerve Net | Brain | Nervous System | Central Nervous System | Anatomy | Réseaux neuronaux (Neurobiologie) | MEDICAL -- Neuroscience | PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology | Neural networks (Neurobiology) | Neurale netwerken | Computermodellen | Hersenen | Hersenfuncties | Denken | Neuroscience | Human Anatomy & Physiology | Health & Biological SciencesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mind within the net.DDC classification: 612.8/2 LOC classification: QP363.3 | .S55 1999ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction -- Neuronal teamwork -- Learning -- Vectors in the head -- Maps in the cortex -- Hidden layers -- Neuroplasticity -- Feedback -- Representing knowledge -- Semantic networks -- The disordered mind -- Thoughts and impressions.
Review: "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 think about learning, creativity, thinking, and acting, as well as about such matters as schools, retirement homes, politics, and mental disorders."--Jacket.
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Translation of: Geist im Netz.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-351) and index.

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.

"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 think about learning, creativity, thinking, and acting, as well as about such matters as schools, retirement homes, politics, and mental disorders."--Jacket.

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