Friday, August 29, 2014

From Cell Chemistry to Cognition

While in Vancouver last week for ICCSE 2014, I met with Andrew Coward. Andrew is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Computer Science at the ANU in Canberra, but lives in Vancouver. Andrew researchers the way the human brain works, by adapting theories from electronic systems. This is not about building a human brain, but using insights from computing to understand how real brains work. His latest book, Towards a Theoretical Neuroscience: from Cell Chemistry to Cognition was published by Springer in 2013.

This is of interest to me as next week I start a course on  educational design, which begins with the neuroscience of learning, using the textbook "Learning Theories: An Educational Perspective" by Dale H. Schunk.