MATLAB for Neuroscientists: An Introduction to Scientific Computing in MATLAB

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Overview

MATLAB for Neuroscientists serves as the only complete study manual and teaching resource for MATLAB, the globally accepted standard for scientific computing, in the neurosciences and psychology. This unique introduction can be used to learn the entire empirical and experimental process (including stimulus generation, experimental control, data collection, data analysis, modeling, and more), and the 2nd Edition continues to ensure that a wide variety of computational problems can be addressed in a single programming environment.

This updated edition features additional material on the creation of visual stimuli, advanced psychophysics, analysis of LFP data, choice probabilities, synchrony, and advanced spectral analysis. Users at a variety of levels—advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and researchers looking to modernize their skills—will learn to design and implement their own analytical tools, and gain the fluency required to meet the computational needs of neuroscience practitioners.

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Editorial Reviews

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“The book is clear, cogent, and systematic. It provides much more than the essential nuts-and-bolts—it also leads the reader to learn to think about the empirical enterprise writ large...This book should be given a privileged spot on the bookshelf of every teacher, student, and researcher in the behavioral and cognitive sciences.” — Stephen M. Kosslyn, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology, Dean of Social Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

“This is an excellent book that should be on the desk of any neuroscientist or psychologist who wants to analyze and understand his or her own data by using MATLAB...Several books with MATLAB toolboxes exist; I find this one special both for its clarity and its focus on problems related to neuroscience and cognitive psychology.” — Nikos Logothetis, Director, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany

“MATLAB for Neuroscientists provides a unique and relatively comprehensive introduction to the MATLAB programming language in the context of brain sciences...The book would work well as a supplementary source for an introductory coursein computational analysis and modeling in visual neuroscience, for graduate students or advanced undergraduates.” — Eero P. Simoncelli, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Neural Science, Mathematics, and Psychology, New York University, New York, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123745514
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/29/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Pascal Wallisch received his PhD from the University of Chicago and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Neural Science, New York University. His research interests include Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Computational Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, Sensory Neuroscience, Psychophysics, Neurophilosophy, Perception (Psychology), Systems Neuroscience, Neuroengineering, Psychometry, and Neuropsychology (Biology).
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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Fundamentals Introduction Tutorial

Part II: Data Collection with Matlab Visual Search and Pop Out Attention Psychophysics Signal Detection Theory

Part III: Data Analysis with Matlab Frequency Analysis Part I Frequency Analysis Part II: Non-stationary Signals and Spectrograms Wavelets Convolution Introduction to Phase Plane Analysis Exploring the Fitzhugh-Nagumo Model Neural Data Analysis: Encoding Principal Components Analysis Information Theory Neural Decoding: Discrete variables Neural Decoding: Continuous variables Functional Magnetic Imaging

Part IV: Data Modeling with Matlab Voltage-Gated Ion Channels Models of a Single Neuron Models of the Retina Simplified Models of Spiking Neurons Fitzhugh-Nagumo Model: Traveling Waves Decision Theory Markov Model Modeling Spike Trains as a Poisson Process Synaptic Transmission Neural Networks: Unsupervised learning Neural Network: Supervised Learning

Appendices Appendix 1: Thinking in Matlab Appendix 2: Linear Algebra Review

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