James Anderson received his Ph.D. in Physiology from MIT in 1967. He completes his postdoctorate at UCLA, and he began teaching at Brown in 1973. He was chair or the CLPS department from 1992-8 and 1999-2001. He has written or co-written seven books, including Introduction to Neural Networks. Anderson studies how brains and computers are different in the way they compute, with a focus on neural networks. Recently, he has been working on a set of models of the intermediate-level organization of the nervous system, and the scaling of computational systems.