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Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience (Paperback)
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Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 29/10/2009
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Computational neuroscience is the theoretical study of the brain to uncover the principles and mechanisms that guide the development, organization, information processing, and mental functions of the nervous system. Although not a new area, it is only recently that enough knowledge has been gathered to establish computational neuroscience as a scientific discipline in its own right. Given the complexity of the field, and its increasing importance in progressing our understanding of how the brain works, there has long been a need for an introductory text on what is often assumed to be an impenetrable topic. The new edition of Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience build on the success and strengths of the first edition. It introduces the theoretical foundations of neuroscience with a focus on the nature of information processing in the brain. The book covers the introduction and motivation of simplified models of neurons that are suitable for exploring information processing in large brain-like networks. Additionally, it introduces several fundamental network architectures and discusses their relevance for information processing in the brain, giving some examples of models of higher-order cognitive functions to demonstrate the advanced insight that can be gained with such studies. Each chapter starts by introducing its topic with experimental facts and conceptual questions related to the study of brain function. An additional feature is the inclusion of simple Matlab programs that can be used to explore many of the mechanisms explained in the book. An accompanying webpage includes programs for download. The book will be the essential text for anyone in the brain sciences who wants to get to grips with this topic.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199568413
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 783 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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"As an introductory and foundational text for students, this book works quite well. It is well organized, easy to reference, and uncomplicated as far as this technical topic goes. The neuroanatomy is truly integrated with computer modeling and includes real-world examples of the phenomena to place a concrete face on an otherwise abstract body. The second edition includes many new features that make the udpate worthwhile."--Doody's




"As an introductory and foundational text for students, this book works quite well. It is well organized, easy to reference, and uncomplicated as far as this technical topic goes. The neuroanatomy is truly integrated with computer modeling and includes real-world examples of the phenomena to place a concrete face on an otherwise abstract body. The second edition includes many new features that make the udpate worthwhile."--Doody's


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