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Neuroscience

15 Jul 2016 16:47

Esp. of perception, attention, imagination, memory, reasoning, serial-order behavior. Popular distortions. And psychiatry.

Once all of this was called "neurology," but now neurology is just neural medicine, if not just brain surgery, so we have neuroscience, or the neurosciences (including neurobiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, neuroendocrinology, neuroimmunology, neuroethology, cognitive neuroscience and even the cognitivie neurosciences, and so on ad neuroseam). One constant in all this is that every single textbook on the brain, at least since William James's 1890 Principles of Psychology, declares that most of what we know about the brain has been learned in the last twenty-five years. The truly frightening thing is that this seems to be true.

Neural coding, synchronization and modeling and data-analysis are all important enough for me to deserve their own notebooks. Similarly neural nets, though their relation to real neurons is merely impressionistic.

See also: Cognitive Science; Complex Networks; Emotion; Excitable Media


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