Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience
April 2009, ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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- A provocative argument that impacts across the fields of linguistics, cognitive science, and neuroscience, suggesting new perspectives on learning mechanisms in the brain
- Proposes that the field of neuroscience can and should benefit from the recent advances of cognitive science and the development of information theory
- Suggests that the architecture of the brain is structured precisely for learning and for memory, and integrates the concept of an addressable read/write memory mechanism into the foundations of neuroscience
- Based on lectures in the prestigious Blackwell-Maryland Lectures in Language and Cognition, and now significantly reworked and expanded to make it ideal for students and faculty