Computation, San Diego Style

Oron Shagrir
2010 Philosophy of Science  
What does it mean to say that a physical system computes or, specifically, to say that the nervous system computes? One answer, endorsed here, is that computing is a sort of modeling. I trace this line of answer in the conceptual and philosophical work conducted over the last 3 decades by researchers associated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The linkage between their work and the modeling notion is no coincidence: the modeling notion aims to account for the computational
more » ... proach in neuroscience, and UCSD has been home to central studies in neurophilosophy, connectionism, and computational neuroscience.
doi:10.1086/656553 fatcat:xfdkgf3m3baqfimrfjsg3gtwcq