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A Review Of ‘Brain Computation As Hierarchical Abstraction’

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  • BODO HERZOG

    (Department of Economics, ESB Business School, Reutlingen, Germany, 2. IFE – Institute of Finance and Economics, Reutlingen University, Germany, 3. RRI Reutlingen Research Institute, Reutlingen, Germany)

Abstract

This article is a review of the book ‘Brain Computation As Hierarchical Abstraction’ by Dana H. Ballard published by MIT press in 2015. The book series computational neuroscience familiarizes the reader with the computational aspects of brain functions based on neuroscientific evidence. It provides an excellent introduction of the functioning, i.e. the structure, the network and the routines of the brain in our daily life. The final chapters even discuss behavioral elements such as decision-making, emotions and consciousness. These topics are of high relevance in other sciences such as economics and philosophy. Overall, Ballard’s book stimulates a scientifically well-founded debate and, more importantly, reveals the need of an interdisciplinary dialogue towards social sciences.

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  • Bodo Herzog, 2016. "A Review Of ‘Brain Computation As Hierarchical Abstraction’," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 18, pages 293-300, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2016:j:18:herzogb
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    computational neuroscience; book review; link to social sciences;

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    • M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - General
    • D87 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Neuroeconomics
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General

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