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Theoretical Neuroscience: The Brain as a Computer and the Computer as a Brain

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Creating Modern Neuroscience: The Revolutionary 1950s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391503
eISBN:
9780199863464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391503.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the development of theoretical neuroscience. The mid-20th century marked the emergence of several new fields that laid the foundations for general theories of brain function. ... More


What Does Theoretical Neuroscience Have to Offer the Study of Behavioral Development?: Insights from a Dynamic Field Theory of Spatial Cognition

John P. Spencer, Vanessa R. Simmering, Anne R. Schutte, and Gregor Schöner

in The Emerging Spatial Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195189223
eISBN:
9780199848096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the dynamic field theory (DFT) of spatial cognition, which is grounded in a rich understanding of brain–behavior ... More


Cerebral Cortex: Principles of Operation

Edmund T. Rolls

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784852
eISBN:
9780191836299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784852.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

The aim of this book is to provide insight into the principles of operation of the cerebral cortex. These principles are key to understanding how we, as humans, function. There have been few previous ... More


Neuropsychological testing

Jérémie Parienté and Jean-François Démonet

in Cognitive Neurology: A clinical textbook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198569275
eISBN:
9780191724213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569275.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Cognitive assessment requires from the examiner a good theoretical and practical knowledge of the tests used. Because of the broad range of the cognitive functions and the necessity of assessing a ... More


A Theoretical Principle

Marcello Massimini and Giulio Tononi

in Sizing up Consciousness: Towards an objective measure of the capacity for experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198728443
eISBN:
9780191841828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198728443.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This central chapter presents a general principle that will be used as a guide throughout the second part of the book. Specifically, the text introduces the reader to the information integration ... More


The dentate gyrus: defining a new memory of David Marr

Alessandro Treves

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198749783
eISBN:
9780191831638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749783.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

The dentate gyrus is one subdivision of the mammalian hippocampus that has no clear correspondence in birds or reptiles, despite any superficial homology. It is characterized by sparse and powerful ... More


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