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Auteur(s) : Edelman, Shimon  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Computing the mind [Texte imprimé] : how the mind really works / Shimon Edelman

Publication : Oxford ; New York : Oxford university press, cop. 2008

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (611 p.) : ill., map, music ; 24 cm

Comprend : Brains, minds, and numbers -- ; Computing minds -- ; Computing brains --The ; astonishing hypothesis -- ; Perception -- ; Memory -- ; Language -- ; Thinking -- ; Being no one -- ; Imagine --The ; mind in the act of finding.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-573) and index
"By analyzing the tasks facing any sentient being that is subject to stimulation and a pressure to act, Shimon Edelman identifies computation as the common denominator in the emerging answers to all these questions. Any system composed of elements that exchange signals with each other and occasionally with the rest of the world can be said to be engaged in computation. A brain composed of neurons is one example of a system that computes, and the computations that the neurons collectively carry out constitute the brain's mind." "Edelman presents a computational account of the entire spectrum of cognitive phenomena that constitute the mind. He begins with sentience, and uses examples from visual perception to demonstrate that it must, at its very core, be a type of computation. Throughout his account, Edelman acknowledges the human mind's biological origins. Along the way, he also demystifies traits such as creativity, language, and individual and collective consciousness, and hints at how naturally evolved minds can transcend some of their limitations by moving to computational substrates other than brains. The book should be read by anyone seeking a comprehensive and current introduction to cognitive psychology."--Jacket

Sujet(s) : Pensée -- Modèles mathématiques  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Cerveau -- Modèles mathématiques  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Intelligence computationnelle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 9780195320671 (cloth) (alk. paper). - ISBN 0195320670 (cloth) (alk. paper) (rel.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF42708554 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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