Computational Theories and their Implementation in the Brain: The legacy of David Marr by Lucia M. Vaina

Computational Theories and their Implementation in the Brain: The legacy of David Marr

EditorLucia M. Vaina, Richard E. Passingham

Hardcover | December 3, 2016

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s David Marr produced three astonishing papers in which he gave a detailed account of how the fine structure and known cell types of the cerebellum, hippocampus and neocortex perform the functions that they do. Marr went on to become one of the main founders ofComputational Neuroscience. In his classic work "Vision" he distinguished between the computational, algorithmic, and implementational levels, and the three early theories concerned implementation. However, they were produced when Neuroscience was in its infancy.Now that so much more is known, it is timely to revisit these early theories to see to what extent they are still valid and what needs to be altered to produce viable theories that stand up to current evidence. This book brings together some of the most distinguished scientists in their fields to evaluate Marr's legacy. After a general introduction there are three chapters on the cerebellum, three on the hippocampus and two on the neocortex. The book ends with an appreciation of the life of David Marr byLucia Vaina.

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Professor Lucia M. Vaina received an MS in mathematics from University of Timisoara and Pavia, PhD in mathematical logic from the Sorbonne and MD PhD (neuroscience) from the University of Toulouse. Her postdoctoral training was at UC Berkeley, Stanford and MIT. She joined the faculty of Boston University and Harvard Medical School in ...

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Title:Computational Theories and their Implementation in the Brain: The legacy of David MarrFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:December 3, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionRichard E. Passingham: Marr's views on the functions of the cerebellum, neocortex and archicortexSection 1: A Theory of Cerebellar Cortex1. Takeru Honda and Masao Ito: Development from Marr's theory of the cerebellum2. Egidio D'Angelo: Challenging Marr's theory of cerebellum3. Paul Dean and John Porrill: The importance of Marr's three levels of analysis for understanding cerebellar functionSection 2: Simple Memory: A Theory for Archicortex4. Alessandro Treves: The dentate gyrus, defining a new memory of David Marr5. Michael E. Hasselmo: Marr's influence on the standard model of hippocampus, and the need for more theoretical advances6. Suzanna Becker: Marr's simple memory theory of archicortex, then and now: four decades later, things are not quite as simpleSection 3: A theory of Neocortex7. Rodney Douglas and Kevan Martin: Visions of the neocortex8. David Willshaw and Peter Dayan: Unsupervized yearning: Marr's theory of the neocortexDavid Marr10. Lucia M Vaina: David Marr 1945-1980