Edward Rosenfeld

Edward Rosenfeld is editor and publisher of the newsletter Intelligence.

  • Talking Nets

    Talking Nets

    An Oral History of Neural Networks

    James A. Anderson and Edward Rosenfeld

    Surprising tales from the scientists who first learned how to use computers to understand the workings of the human brain.

    Since World War II, a group of scientists has been attempting to understand the human nervous system and to build computer systems that emulate the brain's abilities. Many of the early workers in this field of neural networks came from cybernetics; others came from neuroscience, physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, psychology, even economics. In this collection of interviews, those who helped to shape the field share their childhood memories, their influences, how they became interested in neural networks, and what they see as its future.

    The subjects tell stories that have been told, referred to, whispered about, and imagined throughout the history of the field. Together, the interviews form a Rashomon-like web of reality. Some of the mythic people responsible for the foundations of modern brain theory and cybernetics, such as Norbert Wiener, Warren McCulloch, and Frank Rosenblatt, appear prominently in the recollections. The interviewees agree about some things and disagree about more. Together, they tell the story of how science is actually done, including the false starts, and the Darwinian struggle for jobs, resources, and reputation. Although some of the interviews contain technical material, there is no actual mathematics in the book.

    ContributorsJames A. Anderson, Michael Arbib, Gail Carpenter, Leon Cooper, Jack Cowan, Walter Freeman, Stephen Grossberg, Robert Hecht-Neilsen, Geoffrey Hinton, Teuvo Kohonen, Bart Kosko, Jerome Lettvin, Carver Mead, David Rumelhart, Terry Sejnowski, Paul Werbos, Bernard Widrow

    • Hardcover $78.00
    • Paperback $40.00
  • Neurocomputing 2, Volume 2

    Neurocomputing 2, Volume 2

    Directions for Research

    James A. Anderson, Andras Pellionisz, and Edward Rosenfeld

    In bringing together seminal articles on the foundations of research, the first volume of Neurocomputing has become an established guide to the background of concepts employed in this burgeoning field. Neurocomputing 2 collects forty-one articles covering network architecture, neurobiological computation, statistics and pattern classification, and problems and applications that suggest important directions for the evolution of neurocomputing.

    • Hardcover $75.00
    • Paperback $70.00
  • Neurocomputing, Volume 1

    Neurocomputing, Volume 1

    Foundations of Research

    James A. Anderson and Edward Rosenfeld

    Researchers will find Neurocomputing an essential guide to the concepts employed in this field that have been taken from disciplines as varied as neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, engineering, and physics. A number of these important historical papers contain ideas that have not yet been fully exploited, while the more recent articles define the current direction of neurocomputing and point to future research. Each article has an introduction that places it in historical and intellectual perspective.

    Included among the 43 articles are the pioneering contributions of McCulloch and Pitts, Hebb, and Lashley; innovative work by Von Neumann, Minsky and Papert, Cooper, Grossberg, and Kohonen; exciting new developments in parallel distributed processing.

    • Hardcover $85.00
    • Paperback $90.00