Neural networks in the study of the brain.

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Han Reichgelt

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January 1996

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July 2014




Neural networks are models of the brain and have been used within Artificial Intelligence to provide alternative explanations to the symbolic explanations of cognition in which one assumes that an intelligent system has certain explicit representations of some aspect of the world and uses these in intelligent behavior. Obviously, if neural networks are indeed good models of the brain, and give a satisfactory account of cognition, then they could be a valuable tool to neuroscientists. This article gives a brief overview of the various neural network models, and critically reviews their status as models of the brain and of cognition.


Citation only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Molecular and Chemical Neuropathology 1996, 28, 231-26. doi: 10.1007/BF02815227. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.




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