Neural and Brain Modeling - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124642607, 9780323143844

Neural and Brain Modeling

1st Edition

Authors: Ronald MacGregor
eBook ISBN: 9780323143844
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th December 1987
Page Count: 656
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Description

Neural and Brain Modeling reviews models used to study neural interactions. The book also discusses 54 computer programs that simulate the dynamics of neurons and neuronal networks to illustrate between unit and systemic levels of nervous system functions. The models of neural and brain operations are composed of three sections: models of generic mechanisms; models of specific neuronal systems; and models of generic operations, networks, and systems. The text discusses the computational problems related to galvanizing a neuronal population though an activity in the multifiber input system. The investigator can use a computer technique to simulate multiple interacting neuronal populations. For example, he can investigate the case of a single local region that contains two populations of neurons: namely, a parent population of excitatory cells, and a second set of inhibitory neurons. Computer simulation models predict the various dynamic activity occurring in the complicated structure and physiology of neuronal systems. Computer models can be used in "top-down" brain/mind research where the systemic, global, and emergent properties of nervous systems are generated. The book is recommended for behavioral scientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, computer programmers, students, and professors in human behavior.

Table of Contents


Preface


Part I. Models of the Nervous System: A Review of the Literature


1. Introduction


Generic Mechanisms


2. Single Neurons: Spike Generation


3. Single Neurons: Dendritic Trees


4. Biophysical and Chemical Levels of Control and Intercellular Communication


Models of Specific Neuronal Systems and Networks


5. "Simpler Systems" and Invertebrate Systems


6. Early and Lower-Level Vertebrate Systems


7. Limbic Systems


8. Neocortical and Thalamocortical Systems


Generic Operations, Systems, and Networks


9. Neural Networks


10. Cognitive Operations and Structures


11. Clinical Models


12. Outer Limits


Epilogue


Part II. Computer Simulation of Neuronal Systems


13. Introduction


14. Simplified Models of Single Neurons


15. Synaptic Bombardment in Model Neurons


16. Small Pools of Neurons


17. Junctions of Neuronal Populations


18. Local Networks, Feed-Forward, and Recurrent Connections: Lateral Inhibition and Internally Sustained Activity


19. Systems of Interacting Neuronal Populations


20. Embedding of Memory Traces in Neuronal Junctions and Systems by Hebbian Learning


21. More Accurate Models of Neurons with Dendritic Trees


22. Propagation of Action Potentials in Axons and Axon Termination Fields


23. Systems of Neuronal Populations with Dendritic Trees


24. The Place of Computer Modeling in Neuroscience


Appendix 1. Symbols Used in FORTRAN Programs


Appendix 2. Computer Programs


Appendix 3. Programs for Multiple Embedding of Memory Traces

Details

No. of pages:
656
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1987
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323143844

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Ronald MacGregor

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