Overview:Embodiments of Mind - The MIT Press - Writings by a thinker-a psychiatrist, a philosopher, a cybernetician, and a poet-whose ideas about mind and brain were far ahead of his time.Warren S. McCulloch was an original thinker, in many respects far ahead of his time. McCulloch, who was a psychiatrist, a philosopher, a teacher, a mathematician, and a poet, termed his work "experimental epistemology." He said, "There is one answer, only one, toward which I've groped for thirty years: to find out how brains work." Embodiments of Mind, first published more than fifty years ago, teems with intriguing concepts about the mind/brain that are highly relevant to recent developments in neuroscience and neural networks. It includes two classic papers coauthored with Walter Pitts, one of which applies Boolean algebra to neurons considered as gates, and the other of which shows the kind of nervous circuitry that could be used in perceiving universals. These first models are part of the basis of artificial intelligence.Chapters range from "What Is a Number, that a Man May Know It, and a Man, that He May Know a Number," and "Why the Mind Is in the Head," to "What the Frog's Eye Tells the Frog's Brain" (with Jerome Lettvin, Humberto Maturana, and Walter Pitts), "Machines that Think and Want," and "A Logical Calculus of the Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity" (with Walter Pitts). Embodiments of Mind concludes with a selection of McCulloch's poems and sonnets. This reissued edition offers a new foreword and a biographical essay by McCulloch's one-time research assistant, the neuroscientist and computer scientist Michael Arbib.

This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603777055-9780262529617. It was written by the following authors: Mark Evans, Warren S. McCulloch, Seymour A. Papert, Jerome Y. Lettvin, Michael A. Arbib. Book Embodiments of Mind - The MIT Press, which can be read online, published by the company: SD Publishing LLC, MIT Press Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Technology, Reference, Medicine, Society, Science, Language, Lifestyle, Education, Politics, Health. The book was published on 2016-10-22 00:00:00. It has 488 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 635 g. File for download Embodiments of Mind - The MIT Press has PDF format and is called embodiments-of-mind-the-mit-press.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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