Biological Neural Networks: Hierarchical Concept of Brain Function / Edition 1

Biological Neural Networks: Hierarchical Concept of Brain Function / Edition 1

by Konstantin V. Baev
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817638598

ISBN-13: 9780817638597

Pub. Date: 04/30/1998

Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag

This volume presents a unique conceptual framework for neurobiology an d provides unifying principles for the functional construction of the nervous system. The concept that all hierarchical levels of the nervou s system are built according to the same functional principles is show n to underlie the highest forms of brain function. The book examines n eural

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This volume presents a unique conceptual framework for neurobiology an d provides unifying principles for the functional construction of the nervous system. The concept that all hierarchical levels of the nervou s system are built according to the same functional principles is show n to underlie the highest forms of brain function. The book examines n eural networks and their computational possibilities - control theory with its hierarchical machinery, and neurobiology with its plethora of enigmatic physiological functions such as inborn and acquired automat ic behavior. It analyzes the function of the cerebellum, limbic system and the cortico-basal ganglia-thalamcortical loops within a hierarchi cal framework.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817638597
Publisher:
Birkhauser Verlag
Publication date:
04/30/1998
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Foreword
Introduction1
1Limitations of Analytical Mechanistic Approaches to Biological Neural Networks7
2The Control Theory Approach to Biological Neural Networks48
3A Central Pattern Generator Includes A Model of Controlled Object: An Experimental Proof71
4The Spinal Motor Optimal Control System87
5Generalizing the Concept of a Neural Optimal Control System: A Generic Neural Optimal Control System102
6Learning in Artificial and Biological Neural Networks110
7The Hierarchy of Neural Control Systems126
8Application of the Concept of Optimal Control Systems to Inborn Motor Automatisms in Various Animal Species132
9The Stretch-Reflex System143
10The Cerebellum148
11The Skeletomotor Cortico-Basal Ganglia-Thalamocortical Circuit156
12The Limbic System175
13The Prefrontal Cortex195
14Conclusion201
References226
App. 1The Main Properties of Sensory Information Sources and Channels243
App. 2Functioning of the Internal Model of the Controlled Object246
App. 3The Spinal Optimal Motor Control System as a Neural Network249
Abbreviations254
Index257

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