Nervous System Theory - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124412507, 9781483267319

Nervous System Theory

1st Edition

An Introductory Study

Authors: K. N. Leibovic
eBook ISBN: 9781483267319
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 306
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Description

Nervous System Theory: An Introductory Study focuses on the nervous system theory, stressing the means for understanding the nature of the biological system rather than the elaboration of mathematical theories.

This book begins with a discussion on single-cell responses, followed by a discussion of sensory information processing that leads into models of perceptual processes and their possible neural bases. This text concludes with some general principles and theoretical investigations relating to units that make up a nervous system, through a sensory pathway and central structures. The peripheral stimuli that explain the operations of the brain are also described.

This publication is a good reference for neurologists, medical practitioners, and researchers conducting work on the nervous system theory.

Table of Contents


Preface


Acknowledgments


Part One: Single Cell Responses


Chapter 1. Introduction


References


Chapter 2. The Resting Potential


References


Chapter 3. Cable Theory and Passive Conduction


References


Chapter 4. Passive Responses in Dendrites


Model for a Small Patch of Membrane


Dendritic Branching


References


Chapter 5. The Action Potential


References


Chapter 6. Graded Responses in Active Membranes


Subthreshold Oscillations


Graded Pulses


Conclusion


References


Chapter 7. Synaptic Communication


References


Chapter 8. Reduced Neuron Models


Neuron Firing Statistics


Input Statistics


Output Statistics


The Neuron as a Decision Element


A Logic Model of Neural Activity


References


Chapter 9. Probabilistic Logic of Formal Neuron Networks


Model Neurons


Component Reliability


Majority Unit Networks


Multiplex Systems


References


Chapter 10. Conclusion


Part Two: Information Processing in a Sensory Pathway


Chapter 11. Introduction


Chapter 12. Information Input Statistics


Increment Thresholds


Information Acquisition by Sampling


References


Chapter 13. The Visual Pathway—Preliminaries of Structure and Function


References


Chapter 14. The Visual Pathway—Response Patterns and Receptive Fields


Peripheral Responses


Responses at Intermedia

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No. of pages:
306
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1972
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483267319

About the Author

K. N. Leibovic

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