Computational Explorations in Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Randall C. O'Reilly
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262650541
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Computers

This text, based on a course taught by Randall O'Reilly and Yuko Munakata over thepast several years, provides an in-depth introduction to the main ideas in the computationalcognitive neuroscience.

Grundlagen zur Neuroinformatik und Neurobiologie

Author: Patricia S. Churchland
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322868213
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Computational Brain, das außergewöhnliche Buch über vergleichende Forschung in den Bereichen von menschlichem Gehirn und neuesten Möglichkeiten der Computertechnologie, liegt hiermit erstmals in deutscher Sprache vor. Geschrieben von einem führenden Forscherteam in den USA, ist es eine Fundgrube für alle, die wissen wollen, was der Stand der Wissenschaft auf diesem Gebiet ist. Die Autoren führen die Bereiche der Neuroinformatik und Neurobiologie mit gut ausgesuchten Beispielen und der gebotenen Hintergrundinformation gekonnt zusammen. Das Buch wird somit nicht nur dem Fachwissenschaftler sondern auch dem interdisziplinären Interesse des Informatikers und des Biologen auf eine hervorragende Weise gerecht. Übersetzt wurde das Buch von Prof. Dr. Steffen Hölldobler und Dipl.-Biol. Claudia Hölldobler, einem Informatiker und einer Biologin. Rezension in Spektrum der Wissenschaft nr. 10, S. 122 f. im Oktober 1997 (...) Die 1992 erschienene amerikanische Originalausgabe des vorliegenden Werkes ist so erfolgreich, daß man bereits von einem Klassiker reden kann. (...) (...) ....ist das Buch sehr zu empfehlen. In Verbindung von Neurobiologie und Neuroinformatik konkurrenzlos, vermittelt es einiges von der Faszination theoretischer Hirnforschung, die auch in Deutschland zunehmend mehr Wissenschaftler in ihren Bann schlägt. Rezension erschienen in: Computer Spektrum 3/1997, S. 2 (...)Das Buch wird somit nicht nur dem Fachwissenschaftler, sondern auch den interdisziplinären Interesse des Informatikers und des Biologen auf eine hervorragende Weise gerecht(...)

Psychologie als Humanwissenschaft

Author: Gerd Jüttemann
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525462158
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Aufgrund der Gegensätzlichkeit, die sich zunehmend zwischen einer kultur- und einer naturwissenschaftlichen Orientierung in der Psychologie herausbildete, ist die Gefahr einer Spaltung der Disziplin offenkundig geworden. Vor diesem Hintergrund und angesichts der Verantwortung des Menschen für den Erhalt oder die Wiederherstellung einer von Zivilisationsschäden unbelasteten Umwelt entstand das Projekt, das integrative Modell einer "Psychologie als Humanwissenschaft" zu entwickeln. Gerd Jüttemann ist es gelungen, eine Reihe von führenden Vertreterinnen und Vertretern der akademisch repräsentierten Psychologie für die Frage zu interessieren, inwieweit sie eine humanwissenschaftliche Konzeption des Fachs für notwendig halten und welche einschlägigen Implikationen sie für ihren Bereich daraus ableiten.

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychotherapy

Author: Warren Tryon
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124200982
Release Date: 2014-03-22
Genre: Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychotherapy provides a bionetwork theory unifying empirical evidence in cognitive neuroscience and psychopathology to explain how emotion, learning, and reinforcement affect personality and its extremes. The book uses the theory to explain research results in both disciplines and to predict future findings, as well as to suggest what the theory and evidence say about how we should be treating disorders for maximum effectiveness. While theoretical in nature, the book has practical applications, and takes a mathematical approach to proving its own theorems. The book is unapologetically physical in nature, describing everything we think and feel by way of physical mechanisms and reactions in the brain. This unique marrying of cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology provides an opportunity to better understand both. Unifying theory for cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology Describes the brain in physical terms via mechanistic processes Systematically uses the theory to explain empirical evidence in both disciplines Theory has practical applications for psychotherapy Ancillary material may be found at: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780124200715 including an additional chapter and supplements

Human Learning Biology Brain and Neuroscience

Author: Aaron S. Benjamin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008055976X
Release Date: 2008-08-15
Genre: Education

Human learning is studied in a variety of ways. Motor learning is often studied separately from verbal learning. Studies may delve into anatomy vs function, may view behavioral outcomes or look discretely at the molecular and cellular level of learning. All have merit but they are dispersed across a wide literature and rarely are the findings integrated and synthesized in a meaningful way. Human Learning: Biology, Brain, and Neuroscience synthesizes findings across these levels and types of learning and memory investigation. Divided into three sections, each section includes a discussion by the editors integrating themes and ideas that emerge across the chapters within each section. Section 1 discusses general topics in human learning and cognition research, including inhibition, short term and long term memory, verbal memory, memory disruption, and scheduling and learning. Section 2 discusses cognitive neuroscience aspects of human learning. Coverage here includes models, skill acquisition, declarative and non declarative memory, age effects on memory, and memory for emotional events. Section 3 focuses on human motor learning. This book is suitable for cognitive neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, kinesthesiologists, and graduate courses in learning. * Synthesizes research from a variety of disciplines, levels, and content areas * Provides section discussions on common findings between chapters * Covers motor and verbal learning

How to Build a Brain

Author: Chris Eliasmith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199794546
Release Date: 2013-06-27
Genre: Medical

Chris Eliasmith presents a new approach to understanding the neural implementation of cognition in a way that is centrally driven by biological considerations. According to the Semantic Pointer Hypothesis, higher-level cognitive functions in biological systems are made possible by semantic pointers.

Rationalist Spirituality

Author: Bernardo Kastrup
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 9781846947353
Release Date: 2011-03-16
Genre: Philosophy

Why does the universe exist and what are you supposed to do in it? This question has been addressed by religions since time immemorial, but popular answers often fail to account for obvious aspects of reality. Indeed, if God knows everything, why do we need to learn through pain and suffering? If God is omnipotent, why are we needed to do good? If the universe is fundamentally good, why are wars, crime, and injustice all around us? In modern society, orthodox science takes the rational high-ground and tackles these contradictions by denying the very need for, and the existence of, meaning. Indeed, many of us implicitly accept the notion that rationality somehow contradicts spirituality. That is a modern human tragedy, not only for its insidiousness, but for the fact that it is simply not true. In this book, the author constructs a coherent and logical argument for the meaning of existence, informed by science itself. A framework is laid out wherein all aspects of human existence have a logical, coh

The Psychology Research Handbook

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930228
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Psychology

A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.