© 1982

Neural Assemblies

An Alternative Approach to Artificial Intelligence

  • Günther Palm

Part of the Studies of Brain Function book series (BRAIN FUNCTION, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Günther Palm
      Pages 1-6
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Günther Palm
      Pages 8-14
    3. Günther Palm
      Pages 19-27
    4. Günther Palm
      Pages 36-44
    5. Günther Palm
      Pages 49-57
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Günther Palm
      Pages 60-86
    3. Günther Palm
      Pages 87-91
    4. Günther Palm
      Pages 92-103
    5. Günther Palm
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    6. Günther Palm
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    7. Günther Palm
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    8. Günther Palm
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 147-246

About this book


You can't tell how deep a puddle is until you step in it. When I am asked about my profession, I have two ways of answering. If I want a short discussion, I say that I am a mathematician; if I want a long discussion, I say that I try to understand how the human brain works. A long discussion often leads to further questions: What does it mean to understand "how the brain works"? Does it help to be trained in mathematics when you try to understand the brain, and what kind of mathematics can help? What makes a mathematician turn into a neuroscientist? This may lead into a metascientific discussion which I do not like par­ ticularly because it is usually too far off the ground. In this book I take quite a different approach. I just start explaining how I think the brain works. In the course of this explanation my answers to the above questions will become clear to the reader, and he will perhaps learn some facts about the brain and get some insight into the construc­ tions of artificial intelligence.


Gehirn Künstliche Intelligenz artificial intelligence brain intelligence mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Palm
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Biologische KybernetikTübingen 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neural Assemblies
  • Book Subtitle An Alternative Approach to Artificial Intelligence
  • Authors G. Palm
  • Series Title Studies of Brain Function
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-11366-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-81794-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-81792-2
  • Series ISSN 0172-5742
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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