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The Mind within the Net: Models of Learning, Thinking and Acting

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7226.65/a (Published 01 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:65
  1. Yoav Ben-Shlomo, senior lecturer in clinical epidemiology
  1. Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol

    Manfred Spitzer

    MIT Press, £16.65, pp 360


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    ISBN 0 262 19406 6

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    We are told that the 1990s are the decade of the brain. With the unravelling of the human genome, there are few great scientific challenges except, perhaps, understanding the origin of the universe and consciousness. This new book seeks to provide a greater insight into the workings of the mind through neural networks (for once, the “net” in the title does not refer to the internet). Neural models may help us …

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