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Chris Eliasmith

Chris Eliasmith is currently professor of philosophy and systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research centers on cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and theoretical neuroscience.

OM Contributions


  • Eliasmith, C. (2013). How to build a brain: A neural architecture for biological cognition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Eliasmith, C., Stewart, T. C., Choo, X., Bekolay, T., DeWolf, T., Tang, Y., & Rasmussen, D. (2012). A large-scale model of the functioning brain. Science, 338(6111), 1202-1205.

  • Eliasmith, C., & Anderson, C. H. (2003). Neural engineering: Computation, representation, and dynamics in neurobiological systems. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

  • Eliasmith, C., & Thagard, P. (2001). Integrating structure and meaning: A distributed model of analogical mapping. Cognitive Science, 25(2), 245-286.

  • Eliasmith, C. (1996). The third contender: A critical examination of the dynamicist theory of cognition. Philosophical Psychology, 9(4), 441-463.