Buying Options

Digital List Price: $57.99
Kindle Price: $37.67

Save $20.33 (35%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

eBook features:
  • Highlight, take notes, and search in the book
  • In this edition, page numbers are just like the physical edition
You've subscribed to ! We will preorder your items within 24 hours of when they become available. When new books are released, we'll charge your default payment method for the lowest price available during the pre-order period.
Update your device or payment method, cancel individual pre-orders or your subscription at
Your Memberships & Subscriptions

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.
Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
How to Build a Brain: A Neural Architecture for Biological Cognition (Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures) by [Chris Eliasmith]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

How to Build a Brain: A Neural Architecture for Biological Cognition (Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures) Illustrated Edition, Kindle Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$37.67
Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

Gift for everyone
Next 5 for you in this series See full series
Total Price: $430.01
By clicking on the above button, you agree to Amazon's Kindle Store Terms of Use

Books In This Series (13 Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"How to Build a Brain takes on a daunting task, focusing on those parts that we think are important for memory, attention, and planning. Previous attempts at building a cognitive architecture have used symbols or connectionist networks, but Eliasmith uses spiking neurons and models specific brain regions. Categories and semantics emerge from the architecture. The way that all these moving parts work together provides insights into both the nature of cognition and brain function." ―Terrence Sejnowski, Professor and Laboratory Head, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Francis Crick Chair, Salk Institute

"Eliasmith offers a unified theory of cognition that rests on the mechanism of a semantic pointer, namely, a compressed neural representation that can stand as a symbol for a more detailed semantic state or be decompressed to reproduce it, in compositional cognitive processes. Ambitious state-of-the-art modeling grounds the semantic pointer architecture in populations of spiking neurons, providing concrete neural accounts of high-level processes, including attention, learning, memory, syntax, semantics, and reasoning. Along with offering a powerful new approach for integrating cognition and neuroscience, Eliasmith provides detailed technical accounts of his system, with accompanying software that will serve both students and fellow modelers well." ―Lawrence W. Barsalou, Professor, Department of Psychology, Emory University
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author


Chris Eliasmith is Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00HNSNSGK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (April 16, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 16, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 25659 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 480 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Discover more of the author’s books, see similar authors, read author blogs and more

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
27 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 23, 2013
35 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 6, 2017
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 20, 2015
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 27, 2021
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 9, 2017
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 6, 2018
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 2, 2014
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 5, 2017
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Report an issue

Does this item contain inappropriate content?
Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?
Does this item contain quality or formatting issues?