Introduction: From Neurobiology to Silicon

  • Chris Diorio
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 447)


Our goal is to build electronic systems that employ the computational and organizational principles used in the nervous systems of living organisms. Nervous systems solve, in real time, ill-posed problems in image and speech processing, motor control, and learning; they do so in ways that we, as scientists and engineers, do not understand. There are fundamental principles that we can learn from neurobiology about a different and — on poorly conditioned data — vastly more efficient form of computation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Diorio
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  1. 1.The Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThe University of WashingtonSeattle

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