Cognitive Systems - Information Processing Meets Brain Science

Hardcover | September 22, 2005

byRichard G.m. Morris, Lionel Tarassenko, Michael Kenward

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This book presents an overview of the exciting, truly multidisciplinary research by neuroscientists and systems engineers in the emerging field of cognitive systems, providing a cross-disciplinary examination of this cutting-edge area of scientific research. This is a great example of where research in very different disciplines touches to create a new emerging area of research. The book illustrates some of the technical developments that could arise from our growing understanding of how living cognitive systems behave, and the ability to use that knowledge in the design of artificial systems. This unique book is of considerable interest to researchers and students in information science, neuroscience, psychology, engineering and adjacent fields. - Represents a remarkable collection of relevant experts from both the life sciences and computer science- Includes state-of-the-art reviews of topics in cognitive systems from both a life sciences and a computer science perspective- Discusses the impact of this research on our lives in the near future

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This book presents an overview of the exciting, truly multidisciplinary research by neuroscientists and systems engineers in the emerging field of cognitive systems, providing a cross-disciplinary examination of this cutting-edge area of scientific research. This is a great example of where research in very different disciplines touche...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 22, 2005Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0120885662

ISBN - 13:9780120885664

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Brain Science and Information Technology - Do They Add up? by Sir John Taylor

Part 1: How to Design a Cognitive System.
Introduction: How to Design a Cognitive System.
Self-Organization in the Nervous System.
Large-scale, Small-scale Systems.

Part 2: Cognitive Systems in Touch with the World.
Introduction: Cognitive Systems in Touch with the World.
Representation.
Sensory Processing.
Speech and Language.

Part 3: Cognitive Systems in Action.
Introduction: Cognitive Systems need to Plan, to Interact with Others and to Act.
Action.
Social Cognition.
Interaction, Planning and Motivation.

Part 4: Memory.
Introduction: Cognitive Systems Remember Experience.
Learning and Memory.
Memory, Reasoning and Learning.

Part 5: Science Applied.
Advanced Neuroscience Technologies.
Applications and Impact.

Editorial Reviews

"Any neurosurgeon interested in how the brain functions or in computer science will find this an interesting book."
--NEUROSURGERY QUATERLY (2006)

"...an interesting collection of very readable reviews of some of the most fascinating areas in cognitive and computer science."
--BIOTECHNOLOGY FOCUS (February 2006)