Advertisement

Anatomy of the Cortex

Statistics and Geometry

  • Valentino Braitenberg
  • Almut Schüz

Part of the Studies of Brain Function book series (BRAIN FUNCTION, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 7-13
  4. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 15-23
  5. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 25-30
  6. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 31-37
  7. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 39-40
  8. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 41-45
  9. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 47-48
  10. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 49-54
  11. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 55-59
  12. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 61-62
  13. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 63-67
  14. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 69-71
  15. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 73-74
  16. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 75-86
  17. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 87-91
  18. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 93-97
  19. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 99-100
  20. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 101-102
  21. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 103-108
  22. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 109-112
  23. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 113-118
  24. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 119-124
  25. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 125-130
  26. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 131-139
  27. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 141-146
  28. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 147-149
  29. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 151-162
  30. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 165-171
  31. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 173-178
  32. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 179-186
  33. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 187-197
  34. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 199-211
  35. Valentino Braitenberg, Almut Schüz
    Pages 213-225
  36. Back Matter
    Pages 227-251

About this book

Introduction

In this essay we propose a view of the cerebral cortex from an unusual angle, determined by our search for the most general statements on the relation between cortical structure and function. Our results may be at variance with the ideas of those physiologists who have specialized subsystems of the cortex in mind, but are not in contrast with them, as we hope to show. Our view is akin to one presented by Moshe Abeles in his monograph Local Cortical Circuits ( 1982). It is related to the theory developed by Gunther Palm, for many years our partner, in Neural Assemblies (1982). It owes much to the ideas which inspire the work of George Gerstein (beginning with the classic: Gerstein 1962) and especially to the insights gained by our colleague Ad Aertsen and his group in TUbingen. Our ideas on the cortex find some resonance in a recent trend in Artificial Intelligence (Kohonen 1977; Hopfield 1982; Rumelhart et al. 1986), and indeed the diagram (Braitenberg 1974a) representing the dominant idea of that trend, the associative matrix with feedback, has served as an emblem for the editorial enterprise Studies of Brain Function since its inception in 1977. Since our earlier reports (Braitenberg 1974a,b, 1977, 1978a,b, 1986; Schilz 1976, 1978, 198la,b, 1986) enough new experimental evidence has accumulated in our own laboratory (summarized by Schilz 1989) and elsewhere to justify a more extended and more confident presen­ tation.

Keywords

Gehirnanatomie Gehirnfunktion Großhirnrinde Neuron Sehrinde anatomy artificial intelligence brain brain function cerebral cortex cortex intelligence neural network neural networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Valentino Braitenberg
    • 1
  • Almut Schüz
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Biologische KybernetikTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02728-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-53233-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02728-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5742
  • Buy this book on publisher's site