Chris Eliasmith

Professor (Director, Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience) (Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience)

Chris EliasmithAreas of interest

Philosophy of Mind, Theoretical Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science

Selected publications

For a complete list of my publications, see my personal webpage and lab webpage.

  • Chris Eliasmith, Terrence C. Stewart, Xuan Choo, Trevor Bekolay, Travis DeWolf, Yichuan Tang, and Daniel Rasmussen. A large-scale model of the functioning brain. Science, 338:1202-1205, 2012.

  • Chris Eliasmith. Moving beyond metaphors: understanding the mind for what it is. Journal of Philosophy, 100:493-520, 2003. Reprinted in Brooks and Akins (eds). Cognition and the Brain. 2005. Cambridge University Press. p.131-159.

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

Selected grants, fellowships, and awards

  • NSERC Polanyi Prize, 2015
  • Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society
  • Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars

Selected supervisions

  • Eric Hochstein (MA/PhD; Philosophy of Science)
  • Pete Blouw (MA/PhD; Philosophy of Mind)
  • Anatoly Zhitnik (MA; Philosophy of Mind)


Contact information
519-888-4567  x42638
Office: E7 6324

University of Waterloo

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