This textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students provides a thorough and up-to-date introduction to the fields of computational and theoretical neuroscience. It covers classical topics, including the Hodgkin-Huxley equations and Hopfield model, as well as modern developments in the field such as Generalized Linear Models and decision theory.
Concepts are introduced using clear step-by-step explanations suitable for readers with only a basic knowledge of differential equations and probabilities, and are richly illustrated by figures and worked-out examples.
End-of-chapter summaries and classroom-tested exercises make the book ideal for courses or for self-study. The authors also give pointers to the literature and an extensive bibliography, which will prove invaluable to readers interested in further study.
Neuronal Dynamics was published with Cambridge University Press in July 2014.
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Neuronal Dynamics is the true Everything you've always wanted to know about spiking models but were afraid to ask guide for those of us who care about action potentials, the computations they perform in the brain, and the information they represent and communicate to fellow neurons.
... this book not only gives the mathematical underpinnings of theoretical neuroscience, but is also a very useful how to demonstration of the methods that have been used to solve specific neuronal modeling problems. I expect that, over the next few years, we will see many computational neuroscience papers inspired by the exemplars so well presented in this book.
This comprehensive book sets a new standard for modeling single neurons and networks. Students of the field can read it as a practical guide to computational neuroscience and will enjoy the hands-on examples, while researchers will appreciate its thorough analysis and up-to-date content.
It will be a landmark for researchers in neuroscience wanting to learn, teach or deepen their understanding of the dynamical mechanisms underlying brain functions ... . I really enjoyed reading it and I will certainly use it for my own lectures (introductory and advanced). It is a book for your must-read list!
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