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Brain Theory From A Circuits And Systems Perspective

How Electrical Science Explains Neuro-circuits, Neuro-systems, and Qubits

  • Includes clear explanations of neural pulses with reference to physical circuitry

  • Easy exercises are provided at the ends of each chapter for serious readers who want to really understand the material being offered

  • Educationally valuable laboratory experiments in the form of simulations of neural properties are offered in an appendix

  • High level relevance to artificial intelligence and robotics?


Part of the Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems book series (SSCNS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. John Robert Burger
    Pages 1-16
  3. John Robert Burger
    Pages 31-57
  4. John Robert Burger
    Pages 85-100
  5. John Robert Burger
    Pages 101-114
  6. John Robert Burger
    Pages 115-130
  7. John Robert Burger
    Pages 131-149
  8. John Robert Burger
    Pages 151-163
  9. John Robert Burger
    Pages 165-178
  10. John Robert Burger
    Pages 179-186
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 187-227

About this book


Brain Theory From A Circuits And Systems Perspective offers a theory of human consciousness as a natural result of pulsating neurons and synapses within a complex circuit. The book summarizes the electrical, as opposed to the chemical, nature of a brain, and so moves away from customary molecular biology- and biochemistry-focused explanations for consciousness. 

The book goes beyond the usual structures of artificial neural networks; employing first principles, a particular physical system is synthesized for conscious short term memory, as well as for associative (subconsciously edited) long term memory.  It pursues the search for deeper computational power:  Where ordinary concepts of logic fail to explain inspired choices concerning artistic appraisal, truth judgment, and understanding, pulsating qubit logic unleashes a fresh avenue for connectivity.

Neuroquantology is discussed,  including electron tunneling as a regulator of neural actions, and proposed quantum computing within microtubules.  This thought provoking work led the author to reveal neurons with qubit properties, or simulated qubits.  Simulated qubits do not require a coherent quantum system, and so remain robust for massively parallel controlled toggling and probabilistic computations.

Brain Theory From A Circuits And Systems Perspective is supported with physical circuit examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and neuron simulation experiments, and will be valuable to anyone interested in neuro-circuits, neuro-systems and qubits.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.VenetaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Brain Theory From A Circuits And Systems Perspective
  • Book Subtitle How Electrical Science Explains Neuro-circuits, Neuro-systems, and Qubits
  • Authors John Robert Burger
  • Series Title Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Ser.Cognitive,Neural Syst.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-6411-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8986-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-6412-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Circuits and Systems
    Cognitive Psychology
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