Foundations of computational neuroscience

  title={Foundations of computational neuroscience},
  author={G. Piccinini and Oron Shagrir},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  • G. Piccinini, Oron Shagrir
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • 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. 

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