By Manfred Spitzer

How does the mind paintings? How do billions of neurons lead to rules, sensations, feelings, and activities? Why do youngsters study swifter than aged humans? What can get it wrong in conception, pondering, studying, and performing? Scientists now use computing device types to assist us to appreciate the main deepest and human reviews. In The brain in the Net, Manfred Spitzer exhibits how those versions can essentially switch how we predict approximately studying, creativity, considering, and performing, in addition to such issues as colleges, retirement houses, politics, and psychological disorders.Neurophysiology has informed us much approximately how neurons paintings; neural community thought is ready how neurons interact to technique info. during this hugely readable ebook, Spitzer offers a uncomplicated, nonmathematical creation to neural networks and their medical purposes. half I explains the basic concept of neural networks and the way neural community types paintings. half II covers the foundations of community functioning and the way laptop simulations of neural networks have profound outcomes for our realizing of ways the mind works. half III covers functions of community types (e.g., to wisdom illustration, language, and psychological problems similar to schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disorder) that shed new gentle on general and irregular states of brain. ultimately, Spitzer concludes together with his ideas at the ramifications of neural networks for the knowledge of neuropsychology and human nature.

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