Understanding the Nervous System: An Engineering Perspective / Edition 1

Understanding the Nervous System: An Engineering Perspective / Edition 1

by Sid Deutsch, Alice Deutsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879422963

ISBN-13: 9780879422967

Pub. Date: 01/22/1993

Publisher: Wiley

"Providing a fascinating alternative to the unwieldy life science sources, this book describes how the nervous system (including the brain) communicates with, sends signals to, and receives input from the sensory organs.

Starting with the basic principles and components of the nervous system with sensory receptors, neurons and dendrites, and the skeletal muscle

Overview

"Providing a fascinating alternative to the unwieldy life science sources, this book describes how the nervous system (including the brain) communicates with, sends signals to, and receives input from the sensory organs.

Starting with the basic principles and components of the nervous system with sensory receptors, neurons and dendrites, and the skeletal muscle circuits the authors unfold the mystery of this communication with simple, elegant mathematical formulas to enhance your understanding of how the nervous system functions in complicated auditory and visual systems, and the brain.

Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter!"

Sponsored by:
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879422967
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/22/1993
Series:
IEEE Press Understanding Science & Technology Series, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Excitable Tissue.

Sensory Receptors.

Generation of the Action Potential.

Propagation of the Action Potential.

Dendritic Summation.

Lateral Inhibition.

Simple Neuronal Systems.

Skeletal Muscle Circuits.

The Auditory System.

The Eye as a Transducer.

Visual Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks, and "Household Chores".

About the Brain.

Index.

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