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Brain Theory

Proceedings of the First Trieste Meeting on Brain Theory, October 1–4, 1984

  • Günther Palm
  • Ad Aertsen
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Report of the First Meeting on Brain Theory

    1. V. Braitenberg, G. Palm
      Pages 1-3
  3. Introduction

    1. G. Palm, A. Aertsen
      Pages 5-5
  4. From Neuron to Assembly: Neuronal Organization and Stimulus Representation

    1. A. Aertsen, G. Gerstein, P. Johannesma
      Pages 7-24
  5. From Synchrony to Harmony: Ideas on the Function of Neural Assemblies and on the Interpretation of Neural Synchrony

    1. P. Johannesma, A. Aertsen, H. Van Den Boogaard, J. Eggermont, W. Epping
      Pages 25-47
  6. On Information Processing in the Cat’s Visual Cortex

    1. W. Von Seelen, H. A. Mallot, G. Krone, H. Dinse
      Pages 49-79
  7. Two Views of the Cerebral Cortex

    1. V. Braitenberg
      Pages 81-96
  8. EEG Spatial Pattern Differences with Discriminated Odors Manifest Chaotic and Limit Cycle Attractors in Olfactory Bulb of Rabbits

  9. Tensor Network Theory of the Central Nervous System and Sensorimotor Modeling

  10. Neuronic Equations Revisited and Completely Solved

  11. Am I Thinking Assemblies?

    1. C. Von Der Malsburg
      Pages 161-176
  12. Trion Model of Cortical Organization: Toward a Theory of Information Processing and Memory

  13. Associative Processing in Brain Theory and Artificial Intelligence

  14. Associative Networks and Cell Assemblies

  15. Reviews of Historical Papers

About these proceedings


The present collection of papers forms the Proceedings of the First Meeting on Brain Theory, held October 1-4, 1984 at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. The Meeting was organized with the aim of bringing together brain theorists who are willing to put their own research in the perspective of the general development of neuroscience. Such a meeting was considered necessary since the explosion of experi­ mental work in neuroscience during the last decades has not been accompanied by an adequate development on the theoretical side. The intensity of the discussions during the Meeting is prob­ ably reflected best in the report of the organizers, reprinted here following the Preface. During the Meeting it was decided that a workshop of this kind should be repeated at regular intervals of approximately 2 years. The International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste has kindly agreed to act as host for future meetings. The present Meeting was supported by grants from the In­ ternational Centre for Theoretical Physics and the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, IBM-Germany through the "Stifterverband fur die Deutsche Wissenschaft" and the Max­ Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Palm
    • 1
  • Ad Aertsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Biologische KybernetikTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Brain Theory
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the First Trieste Meeting on Brain Theory, October 1–4, 1984
  • Editors Günther Palm
    Ad. Aertsen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-16107-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-70913-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-70911-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 259
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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