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Learning in the Brain: An EngineeringInterpretation

Paul J. Werbos

Learning in the Brain: An EngineeringInterpretation

Paul J. Werbos

Room 675, National Science Foundation1

Arlington, Virginia, USA 22230

pwerbos@nsf.gov

INTRODUCTION

Earlier in this conference, Peter Killeen argued very forcefully that we now face an historic opportunity in the field of cognitive neuroscience: by trying to understand the mathematical laws which underlie learning, in a generic way, spanning large parts of the brain, we can begin to create a precise and universal science here, with a serious similarity to physics. We face an opportunity to reinvent neuroscience, in much the same way that Newton reinvented physics.

In this paper, I will not repeat Peter’s arguments. ...

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