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Foundations of Computational Neuroscience
Current Opinion in Neurobiology (2014)
  • Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Abstract
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.
Keywords
  • Neuroscience
Disciplines
Publication Date
April, 2014
DOI
10.1016/j.conb.2013.10.005
Citation Information
Gualtiero 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)