Understanding the Nervous System: An Engineering Perspective / Edition 1

Understanding the Nervous System: An Engineering Perspective / Edition 1

by Sid 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, the authors unfold the mystery of this communication with simple, elegant models to enhance your understanding of…  See more details below

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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, the authors unfold the mystery of this communication with simple, elegant models to enhance your understanding of how the nervous system functions. "Understanding the Nervous System" provides engineers with simplified models of the auditory system, the visual system, and, to the extent that it is known, how the brain functions.

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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