Neural Modeling

Electrical Signal Processing in the Nervous System

  • Ronald J. MacGregor
  • Edwin R. Lewis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 3-17
    3. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 19-32
  3. Neural Modeling: Models of Excitation and Conduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 35-64
    3. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 65-84
    4. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 85-122
    5. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 123-152
    6. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 153-191
  4. Neural Coding: Models of Electrical Signal Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-194
    2. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 195-224
    3. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 225-231
    4. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 233-270
    5. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 271-295
    6. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 297-317
    7. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 319-333
    8. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 335-343
    9. Ronald J. MacGregor, Edwin R. Lewis
      Pages 345-379
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of this book is to introduce and survey the various quantitative methods which have been proposed for describing, simulating, embodying, or characterizing the processing of electrical signals in nervous systems. We believe that electrical signal processing is a vital determinant of the functional organization of the brain, and that in unraveling the inherent complexities of this processing it will be essential to utilize the methods of quantification and modeling which have led to crowning successes in the physical and engineering sciences. In comprehensive terms, we conceive neural modeling to be the attempt to relate, in nervous systems, function to structure on the basis of operation. Sufficient knowledge and appropriate tools are at hand to maintain a serious and thorough study in the area. However, work in the area has yet to be satisfactorily integrated within contemporary brain research. Moreover, there exists a good deal of inefficiency within the area resulting from an overall lack of direction, critical self-evaluation, and cohesion. Such theoretical and modeling studies as have appeared exist largely as fragmented islands in the literature or as sparsely attended sessions at neuroscience conferences. In writing this book, we were guided by three main immediate objectives. Our first objective is to introduce the area to the upcoming generation of students of both the hard sciences and psychological and biological sciences in the hope that they might eventually help bring about the contributions it promises.

Keywords

Nervous System brain neural modeling neuroscience signal processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald J. MacGregor
    • 1
  • Edwin R. Lewis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-2190-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2192-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2190-3
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