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by Thomas Trappenberg


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The book is small enough to be manageable in a semester-long course, but it is large enough to contain a wonderful amount of material.

The book is small enough to be manageable in a semester-long course, but it is large enough to contain a wonderful amount of material. very useful book for its clarity of presentation. success in teaching modeling. Thomas Trappenberg, Department of Psychology, University of Oxford and Department of Computing Science, Dalhousie University, Canada.

Fundamentals of Computational. Neuroscience 2e. Thomas Trappenberg. The introductory book by Sutton and Barto, two of the most influential and recognized leaders in the field, is therefore both timely and welcome. The book is divided into three parts. Chapter 9: Modular networks, motor control, and reinforcement. In the first part, the authors introduce and elaborate on the es- sential characteristics of the reinforcement learning problem, namely, the problem of learning "poli- cies" or mappings from environmental states to actions so as to maximize the amount of "reward".

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Computational neuroscience is the theoretical study of the brain to uncover the principles and mechanisms that guide the development, organization, information processing, and mental functions of the nervous syst. Computational neuroscience is the theoretical study of the brain to uncover the principles and mechanisms that guide the development, organization, information processing, and mental functions of the nervous system. Although not a new area, it is only recently that enough knowledge has been gathered to establish computational neuroscience as a scientific discipline in its own right

Computational neuroscience is the theoretical study of the brain to. .The book covers the introduction and motivation of simplified models of neurons that are suitable for exploring information processing.

Computational neuroscience is the theoretical study of the brain to uncover the principles and mechanisms that guide the development, organization, information processing, and mental functions of the nervous system. Although not a new area, it is only recently that enough knowledge has been gathered to establish computational neuroscience as a scientific discipline in its own right. The book covers the introduction and motivation of simplified models of neurons that are suitable for exploring information processing in large brain-like networks.

Fundamentals of computational neuroscience. SM Stringer, TP Trappenberg, ET Rolls, IET Araujo. Network: Computation in Neural Systems 13 (2), 217-242, 2002. Self-organizing continuous attractor networks and path integration: one-dimensional models of head direction cells. Self-organizing continuous attractor networks and path integration: two-dimensional models of place cells. SM Stringer, ET Rolls, TP Trappenberg, IET De Araujo. Network: Computation in Neural Systems 13 (4), 429-446, 2002.

Fundamentals Of Computational Neuroscience book.

The book introduces the theoretical foundations of neuroscience with a focus on the nature of information processing in the brain. Topics include neurons, networks, system-level models, and numerical calculus. An introduction to MATLAB is included. Get companion software. Although not a new area, it is only recently that enough knowledge has been gathered to establish computational neuroscience as a scientific discipline in its own right

Computational neuroscience is the theoretical study of the brain to uncover the principles and mechanisms that . It introduces the theoretical foundations of neuroscience with a focus on the nature of information processing in the brain.

Computational neuroscience is the theoretical study of the brain to uncover the principles and mechanisms that guide the development, organization, information processing, and mental functions of the nervous system. Although not a new area, it is only recently that enough knowledge has been gathered to establish computational neuroscience as a scientific discipline in its own right. Given the complexity of the field, and its increasing importance in progressing our understanding of how the brain works, there has long been a need for an introductory text on what is often assumed to be an impenetrable topic.The new edition of Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience build on the success and strengths of the first edition. It introduces the theoretical foundations of neuroscience with a focus on the nature of information processing in the brain. The book covers the introduction and motivation of simplified models of neurons that are suitable for exploring information processing in large brain-like networks. Additionally, it introduces several fundamental network architectures and discusses their relevance for information processing in the brain, giving some examples of models of higher-order cognitive functions to demonstrate the advanced insight that can be gained with such studies.Each chapter starts by introducing its topic with experimental facts and conceptual questions related to the study of brain function. An additional feature is the inclusion of simple Matlab programs that can be used to explore many of the mechanisms explained in the book. An accompanying webpage includes programs for download. The book will be the essential text for anyone in the brain sciences who wants to get to grips with this topic.

Comments: (4)

Hudora
The headline of this review is how my committee member described this book when assigning it to me as part of my candidacy readings. I'm pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. As of today, I've read 4 chapters (all about neurons, spiking neurons, rate and population nodes, important issues like the effect of noise in the channels, synaptic plasticity, etc). I've thoroughly enjoyed all of it. I must say however that this isn't a book for beginning Cog Sci students. You also need to be comfortable with basic calculus before you can read the book uninterrupted by confusions about math. The book does a very good job of giving you enough information to give you a sense of satisfaction but also doesn't give you everything (because it is impossible to do so in such a small volume). So I now understand why the professor called it "the best concise overview of computational neuroscience". For those of you who have access to MATLAB, there are very useful codes provided that you can run to see how the different models behave under different conditions. Each chapter contains little sections about simulations where the author also provides basic MATLAB guidance which can be great for beginners. All in all, a 5 star book that every student of computational neuroscience must read. I look forward to reading the rest of it!
Lightbinder
Great book, I'm learning a lot. The math can sometimes be tricky to get through.
Balhala
To be fair, I think it impossible to write a CompuNeuro text that is EASY to read, since it requires advanced math AND neuroscience. As a professional neurobiologist needing to understand computational approaches for my research, I struggled mightily with such texts as "Spikes" and "Theoretical Neuroscience". Some older books on the subject helped including The Computational Brain (plus one by Hertz, which had crucial details), but none address the current range of important topics that I need to digest. Discovering Trappenberg's text was like finding gold -- I needed an approachable treatment to bootstrap my learning AND to convey these ideas to students in my new Computational Neuroscience course (if you want to learn something, teach a class in it). One reviewer found it difficult to read, but the problem is not (to my mind) the writing but the subject matter. Certainly, there are things that could be explained better, but this is the "best of the mess" methinks.

So, WHY did I give this 5 stars? The organization and content are superb. It has exactly what I needed to bring undergraduates into the computational neuro arena, with enough math to help the biologists (including the appendices) and good problems to interest the engineers/physicists/programmers. It starts with the Hodgkin-Huxley models and builds to current frontiers in this chaotic, dynamic field including integrate and fire networks, self-organizing maps, memory systems, attractors, sparse coding and more. I don't think there are very many who can fully comprehend all the neurobiology and math inherent in these topics (my physicist helpers who do cutting edge Perceptron research could not understand the notation used here and this is not Trappenberg's fault but rather a sign of the field-- this is rough stuff). But this is at least a great STARTING point-- you get a GOOD introduction to many, key fundamental concepts and works AND you get pointed to problems that are essential to understanding the biggest mystery of all: human neocortex.
Dagdage
I rarely write reviews for textbooks, but this gem is a great exception.

The content is not bad, and I assume it is par for the course, but as I recently switched fields I can't make concrete recommendations on alternative sources.

The diction used by this author is truly horrible, that is to say painful to read or comprehend. I guess I would be marginally more forgiving if I knew he was a non-native English speaker, but as it is being sold as an authoritative textbook, I can't. I often read textbooks for fun, but with this particular one - I find myself reading the same sentence or paragraph several times just to realize that I got absolutely nothing out of it. Perhaps I am being too critical, my classmates don't seem to have the same severe issue I have with this book.

I do appreciate that the author has provided a website with the MATLAB scripts and various other information (animations, figure images, et c.) free of charge.

My professor says that the first edition is worse, so I will heed his warning an not attempt to read any single word of the first edition.
Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience download epub
Medicine
Author: Thomas Trappenberg
ISBN: 0199568413
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (January 18, 2010)
Pages: 416 pages