Tony Bell - theoretical neuroscience, RNI
Rob Cummins - philosophy, UC Davis
Jeff Hawkins - theoretical neuroscience, RNI
Alva Noe - philosophy, UC Berkeley
Almerindo Ojeda - linguistics, UC Davis
Phil Rogaway - computer science, UC Davis
Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain by Paul W. Glimcher, MIT Press, 2003.
Minds, Brains, and Computers, ed. by R. Cummins and D.D. Cummins, Blackwell Publishers, 2000. (recommended)
||Artificial intelligence and neuroscience.
Guest speaker: Tony Bell
Reading: Bell AJ (1999) Levels and Loops: the Future of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, Phil. Trans. R Soc. Lond. B 354:2013-2020. pdf
||What is a computation? Guest
speaker: Phil Rogaway. Reading: 1) "Semantic engines: An introduction
to mind design," by John Haugeland (Cummins chapter 3). 2) "The Church-Turing
thesis," by Mike Sipser.
||The mind as computer. Guest speaker:
Rob Cummins. Reading: 1) "The Mind as Computer" (Cummins, Part I
introduction) 2) "A history of thinking," by Denise Cummins (Cummins
chapter 1). 3) "Minds, Brains, and Programs," by John Searle (Cummins
chapter 9). 4) "Computing Machinery and Intelligence," by Alan Turing
(Cummins chapter 10).
||Historical perspectives. Reading:
Glimcher chapters 1-4
||Neuroeconomics. Reading: Glimcher
||Probability, games and decisions. Reading:
Glimcher chapters 10-14
||Language. Guest speaker: Almerindo
Ojeda. Reading: "A procedural model of language understanding," by
Terry Winograd (Cummins chapter 7).
||Sensorimotor loops. Guest speaker:
Alva Noe. Reading: "A sensorimotor account of vision and visual
consciousness." by O'regan and Noe. pdf
||Cortex as predictor. Guest speaker:
Jeff Hawkins. Reading: Hawkins/Blakeslee book.