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1.4: Questions

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  • Chapter 1 Questions

    1. What do the terms biomimetics, biometrics, biomedical, bionics, and bioinformatics mean?

    2. What are some of the motivations for studying biomimetics?

    3. What terms do the various academic disciplines use to describe system structure and system function?

    4. What are some of the characteristics of both artificial and natural neural networks?

    5. There is a wealth of knowledge available concerning biological processing at the molecular and neuronal levels as well as a wealth of knowledge concerning human behavior. What's missing?

    6. Why is it a good assumption that there will continue to be significant spending on biological research?

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