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What is meant by computation?

Difficulty level
Beginner
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Duration
55:27

From Universal Turing Machines to McCulloch-Pitts and Hopfield associative memory networks, this lecture explains what is meant by computation.

Topics covered in this lesson
  1. A history of computability: Leibniz, Gödel, Turing. Turing machines 
  2. McCullogh & Pitts calculus
  3. Von Neumann
  4. Feature detectors
  5. Encoding and decoding
  6. Synaptic logic
  7. Hopfield networks, attractors
  8. Biophysical explanations vs computational explanations
  9. Concluding Q&A (from 42:18)
Prerequisites

Some knowledge of dynamic systems and attractor dynamics.