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David Marr: A Pioneer in Computational Neuroscience

  • Terrence J. Sejnowski

Abstract

David Man advocated and exemplified an approach to brain modeling that is based on computational sophistication together with a thorough knowledge of the biological facts. The pioneering papers in this collection demonstrate that a combination of computational analysis and biological constraints can lead to interesting neural algorithms. The recent developments in computational models of neural information processing systems is an extension of this seminal research: Man has influenced the latest generation of network models through both his models and his emphasis on the computational level of analysis (Man, 1975, 1982). Progress has been made by adopting an integrated approach in which constraints from all three of Man’s levels of analysis—the computational, algorithmic and the implementational—are applied at many different levels of investigation (Sejnowski and Churchland, 1989).

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Neural Information Processing System Stereo Vision Computational Neuroscience Computational Level Local Energy Minimum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terrence J. Sejnowski
    • 1
  1. 1.The Salk InstituteUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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