The case of the use of the abacus by Japanese school children and adults … tool’s use becomes incorporated into a culture-specific technology
Carlo Ierna writes about …
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The experimental results from neurobiology have lead to the investigation of a third generation of neural network models which …
A continued stimulus, such as a state of tension, a light or a sound, produces a continued passage of sensory impulses to the central nervous system.
The mechanism of action of nerve stimulation is unknown… it is possible that substances are formed under the influence of nerve stimulation
If we liken the nervous currents to electric currents, we can compare the nervous system below the hemispheres to a direct circuit from sense-organ to muscle
If I do not greatly deceive myself, I have succeeded in realizing… the hundred years’ dream of physicists and physiologists, to wit, the identity of the nervous principle with electricity
The Navy said the perceptron would be the first non-living mechanism capable of receiving, recognizing and identifying its surroundings without any human training or control
Neural computers do not execute typical machine instructions of digital computers unless they are made to emulate the behavior of physical neural networks
Mechanical analog computers had their origins in Naval Gunnery in World War I […] mechanical analog computers remained of considerable military importance certainly until well into the 1960s and have only been superseded by digital computing systems in the 1970s.
In the development of information technology there now seems to exist a new phase whereby the aim is to replicate many of these “neural” functions artificially
Despite the evolution of the nervous system, it is not accompanied by a manual explaining the principles of operation …
Whereas the notion of a “correct” computation is unproblematic … The notion of a “good” translation is ridden with problems …
Complicated mental processes are entirely reducible to such simple activities as the attentive observation of statements previously accepted as true, the perception of structural, purely external, connections among these statements, and the execution of mechanical transformations as prescribed by the rules of inference