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higher-order function

(HOF) A function that can take one or more functions as argument and/or return a function as its value. E.g. map in (map f l) which returns the list of results of applying function f to each of the elements of list l. See also curried function.
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Beginning with an introduction to functional JavaScript and a discussion of functional programming oriented libraries, the work discusses topics such as first-class functions and applicative programming, variable scope and closure, higher-order functions, function-building functions, recursion, purity and immutability, flow-based programming, and programming without class.
The MRI scans showed huge differences in activity in the frontal lobe of the brain - the part that is responsible for 'executive', or higher-order functions.
Intuitively, an EP database is interpreted as a set of higher-order functions, and the entire class of higher-order and total recursive functions can be represented by an EP database provided that the space for a database was unlimited.
There is a rich set of ordering relations among higher-order functions, and therefore also among the terms in a database.
The cerebral cortex is a specific area of the brain responsible for many important higher-order functions, including language, information processing, and memory.
Tulane Medical School clinical neuropsychologist Mendoza and behavioral neurologist Foundas team up to provide an in-depth overview of higher-order functions, their anatomical and neurochemical substrates, pathology, and theories of functional brain organization.
12 million for the first phase of a new automated child support information management system that will operate by pre-programmed business rules, speeding cases through the child support system more quickly and freeing up DOR staff to perform higher-order functions that require human intervention.
Anybody ruled by their frontal lobe, that part of the brain that regulates such higher-order functions as planning, thinking and worrying, would have staggered off the podium, his head spinning with negative thoughts.
These higher-order functions exert downward control over strictly electrical impulsive, "micro-deterministic" brain activities.
In their paper, "Froglingo, a Programming Language empowered by a Total- Recursive-Equivalent Data Model' they have focused the concept of ease of use by proposing a mathematical definition for the concept of data models and by relating Froglingo with other programming language through the analysis of types and higher-order functions.
They found reelin is a key player in the migration of new nerve cells to the neocortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher-order functions, such as language and movement.
The insula helps with such higher-order functions as self-awareness, while the ACC is believed to regulate heart rate.

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