From Computer to Brain

Foundations of Computational Neuroscience

  • William W. Lytton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-7
  3. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Pages 25-42
  4. Computers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
  5. Cybernetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Pages 87-104
    3. Pages 105-119
    4. Pages 121-140
  6. Brains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Pages 189-212
    3. Pages 213-238
    4. Pages 239-258
    5. Pages 269-279

About this book

Introduction

Biology undergraduates, medical students and life-science graduate students often have limited mathematical skills. Similarly, physics, math and engineering students have little patience for the detailed facts that make up much of biological knowledge. Teaching computational neuroscience as an integrated discipline requires that both groups be brought forward onto common ground. This book does this by making ancillary material available in an appendix and providing basic explanations without becoming bogged down in unnecessary details. The book will be suitable for undergraduates and beginning graduate students taking a computational neuroscience course and also to anyone with an interest in the uses of the computer in modeling the nervous system.

Keywords

Memory Nervous System Neural Network Neuroscience artificial intelligence computational neuroscience neurons

Authors and affiliations

  • William W. Lytton
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.State University of New York, DownstateBrooklyn
  2. 2.University of WisconsinMadison
  3. 3.Polytechnic UniversityBrooklyn
  4. 4.Kings County HospitalBrooklynNY
  5. 5.SUNYBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b98859
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95528-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22733-7
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