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How to Build a BrainA Neural Architecture for Biological Cognition$
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Chris Eliasmith

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794546

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794546.001.0001

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. An Introduction to Brain Building

. An Introduction to Brain Building

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(p.33) 2. An Introduction to Brain Building
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How to Build a Brain
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Chris Eliasmith

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794546.003.0002

After briefly introducing basic brain mechanisms and anatomy, this chapter introduces the three principles of the Neural Engineering Framework (NEF). The NEF principles of representation, computation, and dynamics provide a general method for implementing nonlinear dynamical computations in spiking neural networks. Several illustrative examples are provided. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the relevance of levels of description of a complex system to neural modeling. Tutorial: Neural representation in Nengo

Keywords:   neural engineering framework, NEF, neural representation, neural computation, neural dynamics, levels of description

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