The Brain as a Computer

The Brain as a Computer

International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology

1st Edition - January 1, 1961

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  • Author: F. H. George
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483150239

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The Brain as a Computer, Second Edition is a 14-chapter book that outlines the principles of cybernetics in relation to behavior, from the perspective of experimental psychology and neurophysiology. This book begins by describing the main ideas of cybernetics. Subsequent chapters explore cybernetic models, with emphasis on finite automata, and particularly finite automata in logical net form, which seem especially useful to the modeling of behavior. Other chapters summarize learning theory, neurological matters, thinking, perception, and artificial intelligence.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword to the Second Edition

    1 The Argument

    2 Cybernetics

    3 Philosophy, Methodology and Cybernetics

    4 Finite Automata

    5 Logical Nets

    6 Theory of Games

    7 Programming Computers to Solve Problems

    8 Psychological Theory of Learning

    9 Behavior and the Nervous System

    10 Theories and Models of the Nervous System

    11 Perception

    12 Pattern Recognition

    13 Artificial Intelligence

    14 Summary

    Appendix. Some Recent Brain Models


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1961
  • Published: January 1, 1961
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483150239

About the Author

F. H. George

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut

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