Computation and levels in the cognitive and neural sciences

Authored by: Lotem Elber-Dorozko , Oron Shagrir

The Routledge Handbook of the Computational Mind

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138186682
eBook ISBN: 9781315643670
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315643670-16

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Abstract

Many neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and philosophers take it that nervous systems, and even their single cells, perform computations and that these computational operations play a role in producing and explaining cognition. Scientists and philosophers also tend to account for neuro-cognitive phenomena within one or another framework of levels.

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