Neural Computation and Psychology

Proceedings of the 3rd Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW3), Stirling, Scotland, 31 August – 2 September 1994

  • Leslie S. Smith
  • Peter J. B. Hancock
Conference proceedings

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Cognition

  3. Perception

  4. Audition and Vision

  5. Sequence Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Peter J. Lovatt, Dimitrios Bairaktaris
      Pages 191-208
    3. David W. Glasspool, George Houghton, Tim Shallice
      Pages 209-226
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 227-229

About these proceedings


The papers that appear in this volume are refereed versions of presenta­ tions made at the third Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, held at Stirling University, Scotland, from 31 August to 2 September 1994. The aim of this series of conferences has been to explore the interface between Neural Computing and Psychology: this has been a fruitful area for many researchers for a number of reasons. The development ofNeural Computation has supplied tools to researchers in Cognitive Neuroscience, allowing them to look at possible mechanisms for implementing theories which would otherwise remain 'black box' techniques. These theories may be high-level theories, concerned with interaction between a number of brain areas, or low-level, describing the way in which smaller local groups of neurons behave. Neural Computation techniques have allowed computer scientists to implement systems which are based on how real brains appear to function, providing effective pattern recognition systems. We can thus mount a two-pronged attack on perception. The papers here come from both the Cognitive Psychology viewpoint and from the Computer Science viewpoint: it is a mark of the growing maturity of the interface between the two subjects that they can under­ stand each other's papers, and the level of discussion at the workshop itself showed how important each camp considers the other to be. The papers here are divided into four sections, reflecting the primary areas of the material.


Action Cognitive science Neural nets cognition learning modeling neural computation neural networks neuroscience pattern pattern recognition perception simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Leslie S. Smith
    • 1
  • Peter J. B. Hancock
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUniversity of StirlingStirlingScotland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of StirlingStirlingScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19948-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3579-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1682
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