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The Brain: An Outlook

Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608485
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729539 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0004
The Brain: An Outlook

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In this chapter the brain is considered as a device to acquire information. It is shown how information is processed from the peripheral sensory system to the central nervous system. Some basic information about the brain’s structure is provided. Three specific problems are dealt with: The brain’s modularity, the stages of information processing, and the brain’s mapping activity. Finally, the neural networks approach is introduced.

Keywords: sensation; perception; modularity; neural maps; neural networks

Chapter.  16580 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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