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Plastic Diagrams: Circuits in the Brain and How They Got There

Joseph Dumit

in Plasticity and Pathology: On the Formation of the Neural Subject

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823266135
eISBN:
9780823266975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823266135.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Flowcharts have long been used by researchers to represent the circuits that purportedly make up our brain. This chapter presents a genealogy of these diagrams, inquiring into where these practices ... More


The functional neuroanatomy of learning and memory

Hans J. Markowitsch and Martina Piefke

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.038
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the kinds of learning and memory which are relevant for clinical practice and how they are defined and delineated. Two main lines are followed: one which divides information ... More


Concepts as Feature Extraction

Raymond L. Neubauer

in Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on hierarchical circuits in the brain that might make higher levels of objectivity associated with an emergent self possible, with particular emphasis on concepts as feature ... More


Brain Circuits of Syntax

Friederici Angela D.

in Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the role of brain circuits in the processing of syntax within the framework of possible neuroanatomical differences of the human and nonhuman primate brain. It considers ... More


Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Kenji Doya, Shin Ishii, Alexandre Pouget, and Rajesh P.N. Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042383
eISBN:
9780262294188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

A Bayesian approach can contribute to an understanding of the brain on multiple levels, by giving normative predictions about how an ideal sensory system should combine prior knowledge and ... More


Neurophysiological Assessment of Human Motor Control and Changes Caused by Spinal Cord Injury

W. Barry McKay, Arthur M Sherwood, and Simon F. T Tang

in Restorative Neurology of Spinal Cord Injury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746507
eISBN:
9780199918768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746507.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Disorders of the Nervous System

The control of movement provides us with the ability to manipulate and move about within our environment, to satisfy our survival needs and to interact with each other. Motor control is also the ... More


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