Foundations of computational neuroscience

Gualtiero Piccinini, Oron Shagrir*

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Most computational neuroscientists assume that nervous systems compute and process information. We discuss foundational issues such as what we mean by 'computation' and 'information processing' in nervous systems; whether computation and information processing are matters of objective fact or of conventional, observer-dependent description; and how computational descriptions and explanations are related to other levels of analysis and organization.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
StatePublished - Apr 2014


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