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Neural Network Models of Cognition : Biobehavioral Foundations - J. W. Donahoe

Neural Network Models of Cognition

Biobehavioral Foundations

By: J. W. Donahoe (Editor), V. P. Dorsel (Editor)


Published: 26th September 1997
Format: PDF
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This internationally authored volume presents major findings, concepts, and methods of behavioral neuroscience coordinated with their simulation via neural networks. A central theme is that biobehaviorally constrained simulations provide a rigorous means to explore the implications of relatively simple processes for the understanding of cognition (complex behavior). Neural networks are held to serve the same function for behavioral neuroscience as population genetics for evolutionary science. The volume is divided into six sections, each of which includes both experimental and simulation research: (1) neurodevelopment and genetic algorithms, (2) synaptic plasticity (LTP), (3) sensory/hippocampal systems, (4) motor systems, (5) plasticity in large neural systems (reinforcement learning), and (6) neural imaging and language. The volume also includes an integrated reference section and a comprehensive index.

Front Cover; Neural-Network Models of Cognition: Biobehavioral Foundations; Copyright Page; Acknowledgments; List of Contents; List of Contributors; Chapter 1. The necessity of neural networks; Part One: Network Architecture and Neuroanatomy; Chapter 2. Progenitor cells of the mammalian forebrain: Their types and distribution; Chapter 3. A statistical framework for presenting developmental neuroanatomy; Chapter 4. Evolving artificial neural networks in Pavlovian environments; Part Two: Neural Plasticity; Chapter 5. Principles of neurotransmission and implications for network modeling

ISBN: 9780080537368
ISBN-10: 0080537367
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 26th September 1997
Publisher: Elsevier Science