Microcosms of the Brain by Douglas Tweed
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Microcosms of the Brain
By Douglas Tweed

Microcosms of the Brain

What Sensorimotor Systems Reveal About the Mind

By (author) See other recent books by Douglas Tweed
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $130.95
Your Price: $117.85 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $13.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.89 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Microcosms of the Brain by Douglas Tweed

Book Description

How can we understand a system as intricate as the human brain? Microcosms of the brain presents a bold new approach. It argues that the key to understanding brain function lies in the sensorimotor systems - those that gather sensory data such as light and sound, and use them to control action, steering the eyes, head, or limbs. The book shows how these subsystems can serve as microcosms of the brain - small enough to be analyzed but substantial enough to reveal general principles of brain function. By studying these simple systems and simulating them on computers, we can get some answers to the bigger questions about the brain. In ten chapters Douglas Tweed explores ten concepts that may help form a basis for the computerized neuroscience of the future: optimization, computation, complexity, learning, dynamics, interfaces, loops, degrees of freedom, information, and inference. He explains these concepts in simple, non-mathematical language, and shows how they can bring some order to our view of the human brain. Written to be accessible to lay readers as well as students and researchers in the cognitive sciences, this is a book that could dramatically change the way we explore the human mind.

Buy Microcosms of the Brain book by Douglas Tweed from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780198528937
ISBN-10: 0198528930
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 206
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Microcosms of the Brain book by Douglas Tweed and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Douglas Tweed close
BoomerangBooks.com.au close