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Author Rocha, A. F. (Armando Freitas), 1946-

Title The brain : fuzzy arithmetic to quantum computing / Armando Freitas Rocha, Eduardo Massad, Alfredo Pereira Jr.

Published Berlin ; [London] : Springer, [2005]
©2005

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 UniM BioMed ST  612.8233 ROCH    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in fuzziness and soft computing, 1434-9922 ; v. 165.
Studies in fuzziness and soft computing. 1434-9922 ; v. 165.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Quantification and Calculation in Nature 7 -- 1.1 Why and How has Arithmetic Cognition Evolved? 7 -- 1.2 Numerical Competence of Animals 9 -- 1.3 Numerical Competence of Human Infants 13 -- 1.4 A Brief Account from Neuroscience 16 -- 1.5 Stand Up and Count (and Get Smarter!) 18 -- 2 Cells of the Brain 21 -- 2.1 Molecular Neurobiology 21 -- 2.2 Fuzzy Formal Languages 27 -- 2.3 Ambiguity 30 -- 2.4 Hierarchy of Fuzzy Grammars 36 -- 2.5 Fuzzy Languages, Distributed Processing and Biological Diversity 41 -- 2.6 Knowledge Adaptation and Evolution 43 -- 2.7 Self-Controlled Expression 46 -- 2.8 Speeding up Brain Processing 47 -- 2.9 Chemical Talk at the Synapse 50 -- 3 Brain: A Distributed Intelligent Processing System 53 -- 3.1 Distributed Intelligent Processing Systems 53 -- 3.2 Distributed Processed Languages 55 -- 3.3 Nervous System 59 -- 3.4 Brain 60 -- 3.5 Brain Communication Channels 64 -- 3.6 Basics of DIPS Learning 66 -- 3.7 Evolutionary Learning 70 -- 4 Neural Computational Mechanisms Supporting Cognitive Processes 79 -- 4.1 Basic Concepts of Quantum Computation 79 -- 4.2 Cellular Processing 82 -- 4.3 Current Physical Implementations of Quantum Computers 86 -- 4.4 Dendritic Spine as a Quantum Computing Device 89 -- 5 Brain and Quantum Computation 93 -- 5.1 Dendritic Spine as an Ion Trap Quantum Computing Device 93 -- 5.2 Deutch-Josza Algorithm 96 -- 5.3 Quantum Cortical Recognition Device 100 -- 5.4 Fuzzy Logic and Conflict in O(G[vertical bar]H,S[subscript b]) 106 -- 5.5 Recurrent Architecture Generates Entanglement Supporting Consciousness 109 -- 5.6 Superdense Codes 113 -- 5.7 Quantum Computing and Working Memory 114 -- 6 Memetics and Cognitive Mathematics 117 -- 6.1 Memes 117 -- 6.2 Formal Meme 119 -- 6.3 Improving Meme Spread 120 -- 6.4 Memetic Channels and the Brain 122 -- 6.5 Evolution of our Mathematical Competence 123 -- 6.6 How Memes Spread 126 -- 6.7 How the Number Meme Spread 131 -- 6.8 Future Perspectives in the Memetics of Cognitive Mathematics 132 -- 7 Modeling of Arithmetic Reasoning 135 -- 7.1 Counting 135 -- 7.2 A Model for Number Sense 136 -- 7.3 Crisp Numbers 141 -- 7.5 Doing Arithmetic 145 -- 7.6 Evolution of Arithmetic Knowledge 149 -- 7.7 Representation of Other Abstract Entities 151 -- 8 Brain Maps of Arithmetic Processes in Children and Adults 153 -- 8.1 Study of the Mathematical Brain 153 -- 8.2 Technique 155 -- 8.3 Agent Commitment Experimentally Measured 162 -- 8.4 Distributed Mathematical Brain 170 -- 8.5 Building the Distributed Mathematical Brain 175 -- 9 Arithmetic Learning Capability in Congenitally Injured Brains 179 -- 9.1 Dyscalculia 179 -- 9.2 Damaged Brains 180 -- 9.3 Neural Plasticity 191 -- 9.4 Developmental Dyscalculia 192 -- 10 Learning Arithmetic: Why So Difficult? 199 -- 10.1 Nature of Arithmetic Knowledge 199 -- 10.2 Invention of Crisp Numbers 202 -- 10.3 Learning by Observing 203 -- 10.4 Arithmetic Meme Diffusion in School 206 -- 10.5 Evolving Arithmetic Knowledge in the School 209.
Other author Massad, Eduardo.
Pereira, Alfredo, Jr.
Subject Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Bioinformatics.
Fuzzy arithmetic.
Soft computing.
ISBN 3540218580 £69.00