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Title: Memory and the Computational Brain
Subtitle: Why Cognitive Science Will Transform Neuroscience
Written By: Randy Gallistel
Adam King
Series Title: Blackwell-Maryland Lectures in Language and Cognition

Memory and the Computational Brain offers a provocative argument that goes
to the heart of neuroscience, proposing that the field can and should
benefit from the recent advances of cognitive science and the development
of information theory over the course of the last several decades.

-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

"Any scientist seriously interested in how the brain does its work will
find Gallistel and King's new book indispensable. It challenges modern
dogma and does so in a clear and compelling manner."
-Michael Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405122889
ISBN-13: 9781405122887
Pages: 368
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95