Computing the Brain

A Guide to Neuroinformatics

Edited By

  • Michael Arbib, Center for Neural Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Jeffrey Grethe, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.A.


Neuroscientists, bioinformatisticians, information managers and academia and industry research directors


Book information

  • Published: March 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-059781-9


" essential starting point for frustrated neuroscientists lost in data and for those computer scientists who want to address this problem."

Table of Contents

Contributors.Preface.Introduction:NeuroInformatics: The Issues, M.A. Arbib.Introduction to Databases, W.-H. K. Liao and D. McLeod.Modeling and Simulation:Modeling and the Brain, M.A. Arbib.NSL Neural Simulation Language, M.A. Arbib, A. Alexander, and A. Weitzenfeld.EONS: A Multi-Level Modeling System and Its Applications, J.-S. Liaw, Y. Shu, T. Ghaffar, X. Xie, and T.W. Berger.Brain Imaging and Synthetic PET, A. Bischoff-Grethe and M.A. Arbib.Databases for Neuroscience Time Series: Repositories for the Storage of Experimental Neuroscience Data, R.F. Thompson, J.S. Grethe, T. Berger, and X. Xie.Design Concepts for NeuroCore and NeuroScience Databases, J.S. Grethe, J. Mureika, and E.N. Merchant.User Interaction with NeuroCore, E.N. Merchant, D.A.T. King, and J.S. Grethe.Atlas-Based Databases:Interactive Brain Maps and Atlases, L.W. Swanson.Perspective: Geographical Information Systems, C. Shahabi and S. Jia.The Neuroanatomical Rat Brain Viewer, A.E. Dashti, G.A.P.C. Burns, D.M. Simmons, L. Swanson, S. Ghandeharizadeh, C. Shahabi, J. Stone, and S. Jia.Neuro Slicer: A Tool for Registering 2-D Slice Data to 3-D Surface Atlases, B. Timsari, R.M. Leahy, J.-M. Bouteiller, and M. Baudry.An Atlas-Based Database of Neurochemical Data, R. Simantov, J.-M. Bouteiller, and M. Baudry.Data Management:Federating Neuroscience Databases, W.-H.K. Liao and D. McLeod.Dynamic Classification Ontologies, J. Kahng and D. McLeod.Annotator: Annotation Technology for the WWW, I. Ovsiannikov and M. Arbib.Management of Space in Hierarchial Storage Systems, S. Ghandeharizadeh, D.J. Ierardi and R. Zimmerman.Summary Databases and Model Repositories:Summary Databases and Model Repositories, M.A. Arbib and A. Bischoff-Grethe.Brain Models on the Web and the Need for Summary Data, A. Bischoff-Grethe, J. Spoelstra, and M.A. Arbib.Knowledge Mechanics and the Neuroscholar Project: A New Approach to Neuroscientific Theory, G.A.P.C. Burns.The NeuroHomology Database, M. Bota and M.A. Arbib.Appendices:Introduction to Informix, J. Mureika and E.N. Merchant.NeuroCore TimeSeries Datablade, J. Mureika and E.N. Merchant.USCBP Development Team.Informix SQL Quick Reference, J. Mureika and E.N. Merchant.USC Brain Project Research Personnel.Doctoral Theses from the USC Brain Project (May 1997-August 2).Index.