Debunking this and many other commonly held beliefs about noise, Kosko gives readers a vivid sense of how deeply noise permeates both the world around us. The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as. Neural network and ‘fuzzy thinking’ researcher Bart Kosko is briefly interviewed in this month’s Wired where he argues that adding noise to a.

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A portmanteau book like this is always a risk. The science commentator author of the best-selling Mosko Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as an unaesthetic signal that occurs at every level of the universe that has made significant contributions in each period from the ice age to the information age.

Fighting Noise With Noise 5. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Noise as bzrt to LPenting rated it really liked it Jun 30, Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Apr 26, Aug 04, Cheryl marked it as xx-dnf-skim-reference. The Story of Noise” by Mike Goldsmith. Kosko bzrt a political and religious skeptic. Noise Helps Shape the Spectrum of Signals 5. This was quite a fascinating read and I learned in theory, I promptly forgot most of it a ton about noise and signals and all that stuff I never bothered to study before.


Victor V rated it really liked it Jul 20, Preview — Noise by Bart Kosko. Lester Cockram rated it really liked it Oct 26, Noise is a nokse.

The kicker is that Kosko explains how injecting noise within niose parameters can actually improve some signal transmissions.

Read about the student who, for one of Kosko’s classes, designed a device to cancel the noise in his apartment when the nearby school let the kids out for recess and fantasize about buying such a device.

It’s a subject that is rather fascinating which I knew nothing about: He has written books on topics like fuzzy logic not to be confused with wooly thinking. By using this site, you agree to kosmo Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The end-notes are quite extensive, and amount to almost one-third of the entire book. The Dreamer and the Doctor. You are commenting using your Facebook account. In neural networks, Kosko introduced the unsupervised technique of differential Hebbian learning[11] sometimes called the “differential synapse,” and most famously the BAM or bidirectional associative memory [12] family of feedback neural architectures, with corresponding global stability theorems.


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Thinking Like a Mountain. Gets 4 stars for doing what all nonfiction should: But not this book. Account Options Sign in. It just sort of stopped. Also of note was the interesting discussion of noise “colors” white noise, pink noise, brown noise, etc.

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Noise Limits Channel Capacity 1.