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Others have answered to explain that the brain can indeed do parallel processing, or how the structure of the brain and a computer differ. I'm gonna answer your "Why?": Because your brain was "built" to do specific tasks, and not others. Your question is like asking why a car cannot fly, if planes can fly. The answer is simple: Because cars were optimized ...


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As computers have a different architecture, you are all just comparing an Apple with a Pie, or a Melon with a Pineapple. How can such a comparison ever be correct? I have never seen any fruit tasting the same, and you all think the human brain(whereof we believe is conscious) is comparable with a computer whereof we don't even know if it is conscious after ...


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I would also recommend to subscribe to the connectionist mailing list here and the comp-neuro mailing list here where you can find frequent announcements of (new) PhD and master programs in computational neuroscience, besides conferences, workshops all over the world and other interesting things.


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From what you describe, computational neuroscience programs should fit your interests as they are highly multidisciplinary. Josh gave a great answer, so I only wanted to add the following. This website contains links to various programs and labs that match your interests. Some are European but you can ignore them. I don't remember if it is mentioned in ...


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My general advice would be to start by tracking down the faculty that are doing the kind of research you want to do. A good way to do this is to identify journal articles that appeal to you, and then figure out what lab they originated from. The labs might be in a computer science department, a neuroscience department, or even a computational neuroscience ...


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There are different types of masking that may have different mechanisms. Even backward masking may mean: noise masking - such as when white noise is presented pattern masking - when target-resembling pattern of lines is shown metacontrast masking - when an object adjacent to target (but not occluding it) and highly different in contrast is used object ...


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The only modelling method that I know of for creating large-scale biologically based models is the Neural Engineering Framework (NEF). The NEF is basically a framework for associating functional computations and dynamic systems to biologically plausible populations of neurons. Given this foundation, advanced applications linking behaviour to neural function ...



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