The Mind Within the Net Models of Learning Thinking and

The Mind Within the Net Models of Learning Thinking and Acting Bradford Book Models of Learning Thinking and Acting Bradford Book Is your brain like your computer Well hopefully it doesn't crash as often and that's just one of many on the long list of differences But psychiatrist Manfred Spitzer says neuroscientists have much to learn from the alternative computing architectures called neural nets His book The Mind Within the Net is a look at biological and electronic networks their similarities and what each can tell us about the other with a particular emphasis on his own field We've known for decades how individual neurons work It's taken recent advances in neural computing to help us learn how brain systems might take advantage of their uniue dynamics to help us see walk and keep the trains running on time Covering the basics of both neuroscience and neural computing with a user friendly but not oversimplified prose style Spitzer then moves on to the often striking similarities in function between simple electronic networks and mechanisms within the brain Keeping in mind the importance of recognizing models as such he takes pains to point out that there are some aspects of computing for which there is little comparison to biological systems However the similarities between different network degradations and such diverse problems as Alzheimer's disease schizophrenia and depression are compelling and potentially important It's not often that we get a new batch of metaphors to help us understand ourselves; this may be the paradigm shift we've been waiting for Rob Lightner I'm extraordinarily happy with this book I was looking for an introduction to neural networks with a specific angle on the human brain after having read Jerome Feldman's Neural Theory of Language I found Feldman's book lacking in physiological detail and wanted a much deeper understanding of the neurons that are at bottom responsible for everything we experience as humansThe Mind Within the Net absolutely satisfied that desire It went far beyond my expectation and delivered the most compelling and cogent explanation of the human mind I've ever encountered I feel like I have not only a strong grasp on neural nets but how the human brain actually works It's fed my hunger for knowledge so well that I'm now hunting for much technical textbooks on neural nets so that I can implement them myselfThe only caveat I found with this book are the typos there were far than I would expect or approve of from MIT Press Some of them are just downright unacceptable like a 2 instead of 2 in a diagram which was really confusing until I concluded it was a typoTestament to the uality of the content that these typos didn't ruin it for me I excitedly recommend this book to anyone interested in neural nets or broadly anyone seriously interested in how the human brain actually produces experience aus Seite 210 Man hatte Gedanken auf der einen Seite und Gehirnstrukturen auf der anderen aber man hatte nicht die leiseste Ahnung wie beides zusammenzubringen seiAll die ist heute anders psychologische Sachverhalte bis hin zu rein subjektiven Gedanken Gefühlen und Empfindungen können wir am Computer simulierenPsychologische Theorien der Vergangenheit zeichnete sich sehr oft durch eine große Vagheit aus so daß man sie mit nahezu allen Beobachtungen in Einklang bringen konnte Damit waren die Theorien einerseits gegen ihre Widerlegungn immun anderseits jedoch praktisch nutzlosDie Kritik des unmittelbar bevorstehenden Absatzes gilt ebensogut auf anderen Bereichen; man denkt nur an Epistomotologie oder pedagoische Theorien Nun erhebt die in diesem Buch vorgetragenen Ideen die Psychologie aus seiner willkürlich ausgeprägten Zustand in die Reihe der objektiv meßbaren Wissenschaften Dies erfolgt nach dem Schema der Physik wobei weitgefächerte makroskopische Merkmale auf der Basis von einer kleinen Zahl mikroskopischen Eigenschaften erklärt werden This book managed to blow my mind every few pages or so which is impressive Spitzer manages to explain the concept of neural networks in such a way that the reader will understand them very well He then relates them to our brain and explains certain typical human occurrences this way He shows us why and how neural networks can be used to explain human behavior and at the same time manages to offer new perspectives as wellThe content of this book is interesting and relevant to programmers neuroscientists linguists therapists psychologists and anyone who is curious

  • Hardcover
  • 385 pages
  • The Mind Within the Net Models of Learning Thinking and Acting Bradford Book Models of Learning Thinking and Acting Bradford Book
  • Manfred Spitzer
  • German
  • 06 February 2016
  • 9783827401090

About the Author: Manfred Spitzer

Manfred Spitzer 27 Mai 1958 in Lengfeld in der Nähe von Darmstadt ist ein deutscher Psychiater Psychologe und HochschullehrerSeit 1998 ist er ärztlicher Direktor der Psychiatrischen Universitätsklinik in Ulm als der er auch die Gesamtleitung des 2004 dort eröffneten Transferzentrums für Neurowissenschaften und Lernen ZNL innehat das sich vor allem mit Neurodidaktik beschäftigt

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