Foundations of Computational NeuroscienceCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology (2014)
Most computational neuroscientists assume that nervous systems compute and process information. We discuss foundational issues such as what we mean by ‘computation’ and ‘information processing’ in nervous systems; whether computation and information processing are matters of objective fact or of conventional, observer-dependent description; and how computational descriptions and explanations are related to other levels of analysis and organization.
Publication DateApril, 2014
Citation InformationGualtiero Piccinini, Oron Shagrir, Foundations of computational neuroscience, Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Volume 25, 2014, Pages 25-30, ISSN 0959-4388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2013.10.005. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959438813002043)