The computer and the brain

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Yale University Press , New Haven, CT
Brain, Computers, Cybern
StatementJohn von Neumann ; foreword by Ray Kurzweil
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Paginationli, 83 p.
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Open LibraryOL27136852M
ISBN 100300181116
ISBN 139780300181111
OCLC/WorldCa775027922

The Computer and the Brain is the last published work by von Neuman and was an attempt to bring together what was known about the machine qualities of the brain and what the machines of might one day be able to by: While the metaphor of brain as computer (or computer is brain) is highly misleading, von Neumann's book is an illuminating mid-century perspective on the relation between the two.

von Neumann writes with a clarity that is often missing in the individual fields he straddles here - even now his book would serve as an introduction to both computer science and neuroscience for /5(15).

The Computer and the Brain is the last published work by von Neuman and was an attempt to bring together what was known about the machine The two did work together, but von Neuman was the senior and I propose had a better grasp of the juncture of math and machine/5(52).

"This book is the earliest serious examination of the human brain from the perspective of a mathematician and computer pioneer. Prior to von Neumann, the fields of computer science and neuroscience were two islands with no bridge between them."—Ray Kurzweil, from the forewordBrand: Yale University Press.

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First published inJohn von Neumann's classic work "The Computer and the Brain" explored the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. Von Neumann showed that the brain operates both digitally and analogically, but also has its own unique statistical : John Von Neumann. The Computer and the Brain.

New Haven: Yale University Press, Octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. First edition of the lectures that von Neumann planned to give as part of the prestigious Silliman Lecture Series at Yale University. The The computer and the brain book brain has a tremendous bias for visually presented information.

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Television, movies, videos, and most computer programs are very visually oriented and therefore attract and maintain the attention of young children. The problem with this is that many modern technologies are very passive.

In this classic work, one of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century explores the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. John von Neumann, whose many contributions to science, mathematics, and engineering include the basic organizational framework at the heart of today's computers, concludes that the brain operates both digitally.

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John von Neumann concludes that. "Computer metaphor" Computational theory of mind is not the same as the computer metaphor, comparing the mind to a modern-day digital computer.

Computational theory just uses some of the same principles as those found in digital computing. While the computer metaphor draws an analogy between the mind as software and the brain as hardware, CTM is the claim that the. Books similar to The Computer and the Brain The Computer and the Brain.

by John von Neumann. avg. rating Ratings. This work represents the views of a mathematician on the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain.

Want to Read. Shelving menu. Shelve The Computer and the Brain. Want to Read. In this book we take a look at this new challenge of the human brain versus the computer. The brain is a very complex organ and we are just beginning to understand how it works; many things remain mysterious and can lead to surprises.

We will see how current investigations bring new information about this strange organ. The human brain: a mass of white-pink tissue that allows you to ride a bike, read a book, laugh at a joke, and remember your friend's phone number.

And that's just for starters. Your brain controls your emotions, appetite, sleep, heart rate, and breathing. Your brain is who you are and everything you will be.

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This book is described in two parts; the computer and the brain. The basic concepts of analog and digital procedures, the characteristics of digital machine types and their basic components, memory-stored controls, memory capacities, and the concept of access time are discussed with regards to the machine/5(8).

His experience with computers convinced him that brains and computers, both having to do with the processing of information, should be studied by a new discipline–automata theory.

In fact, according to von Neumann, automata theory would cover not. Computing the Brain provides readers with an integrated view of current informatics research related to the field of neuroscience. This book clearly defines the new work being done in neuroinformatics and offers information on resources available on the Web to researchers using this new Edition: 1.

“The brain,” concludes The Body Book, “is much more than a computer. No computer can decide that it is bored or wasting its talents and should embark on a new way of life.

The computer cannot drastically alter its own program; before it sets out in a new direction, a person with a brain must reprogram it. This would all be easily handled by electronics worked into the binding. Such upgraded books acquire some of the bad traits of computer text — but at least, if the circuitry breaks or the battery runs out, I’ve still got a book.

Of. The Computer and the Brain () is a published version of the Silliman Lectures which John von Neumann was invited to deliver at Yale in Although they were prepared by Marchthey were never given, since Von Neumann was by. OCLC Number: Description: 82 pages.

Contents: Pt. The computer. The analog procedure --The digital procedure --Logical control --Mixed numerical procedures --Precision --Characteristics of modern analog machines --Characteristics of modern digital machines --Pt The brain.

Simplified description of the function of the neuron --The nature of the nerve. The Brain Book: An Owner's Manual. New York Bestseller now back in print. Price: $ ISBN: Purchase. The power and versatility of the human brain far surpasses that of any computer, indeed, it is the most complex and involved system on this planet.

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This illustration of the parts of the brain can be found on page. puter and the Brain in The reprint of this small but informative book is an opportunity to learn, or be reminded of, von Neumann’s thoughts on the computational organization of the mind-brain.

Von Neumann began by explaining computers, which for him were essentially number crunchers: to compute was “to operate on numbers according to a.The Computer and the Brain Revisited Article (PDF Available) in Annals of the history of computing 11(3) - October with 2, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Terrence J.

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