Computing the Brain

Computing the Brain

by Michael A. Arbib
     
 
Computing the Brain provides readers with an integrated view of current informatics research related to the field of neuroscience. This book clearly defines the new work being done in neuroinformatics and offers information on resources available on the Web to researchers using this new technology. It contains chapters that should appeal to a multidisciplinary

Overview

Computing the Brain provides readers with an integrated view of current informatics research related to the field of neuroscience. This book clearly defines the new work being done in neuroinformatics and offers information on resources available on the Web to researchers using this new technology. It contains chapters that should appeal to a multidisciplinary audience with introductory chapters for the nonexpert reader. Neuroscientists will find this book an excellent introduction to informatics technologies and the use of these technologies in their research. Computer scientists will be interested in exploring how these technologies might benefit the neuroscience community.

Key Features
* An integrated view of neuroinformatics for a multidisciplinary audience
* Explores and explains new work being done in neuroinformatics
* Cross-disciplinary with chapters for computer scientists and neuroscientists
* An excellent tool for graduate students coming to neuroinformatics research from diverse disciplines and for neuroscientists seeking a comprehensive introduction to the subject
* Discusses, in-depth, the structuring of masses of data by a variety of computational models
* Clearly defines computational neuroscience - the use of computational techniques and metaphors to investigate relations between neural structure and function
* Offers a guide to resources and algorithms that can be found on the Web
* Written by internationally renowned experts in the field

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Neurological Sciences
...an essential starting point for frustrated neuroscientists lost in data and for those computer scientists who want to address this problem.
Booknews
Presents new work being done in both neuroinformatics<-->the use of databases, the web, and visualization in the storage and analysis of neuroscience data<-->and computational neuroscience<-->the use of computational techniques and metaphors to investigate relations between neural structure and function. The 20 papers overview modeling and simulation, databases for neuroscience time series, atlas-based databases, data management, and summary databases linked with model repositories. Based on the University of Southern California Brain Project, the book is suitable for use as a graduate textbook. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120597819
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.83(d)

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