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Bayesian BrainProbabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding

Kenji Doya, Shin Ishii, Alexandre Pouget, and Rajesh P.N. Rao (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042383
eISBN:
9780262294188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

A Bayesian approach can contribute to an understanding of the brain on multiple levels, by giving normative predictions about how an ideal sensory system should combine prior knowledge and ... More

Biological Learning and ControlHow the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

Biological Learning and Control: How the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016964
eISBN:
9780262301282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding the regularity of the brain’s perceptions, its reactions to sensory stimuli, and its control of movements. The book offers an account of ... More

Brain Computation as Hierarchical Abstraction

Brain Computation as Hierarchical Abstraction

Dana H. Ballard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028615
eISBN:
9780262323819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028615.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The vast differences between the brain’s neural circuitry and a computer’s silicon circuitry might suggest that they have nothing in common. In fact, as Dana Ballard argues in this book, ... More

Brain Signal AnalysisAdvances in Neuroelectric and Neuromagnetic Methods

Brain Signal Analysis: Advances in Neuroelectric and Neuromagnetic Methods

Todd C. Handy (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013086
eISBN:
9780262258876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013086.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Cognitive electrophysiology concerns the study of the brain’s electrical and magnetic responses to both external and internal events. These can be measured using electroencephalograms (EEGs) or ... More

The Brain's Representational PowerOn Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Cyriel M.A. Pennartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Although science has made considerable progress in discovering the neural basis of cognition, how consciousness arises remains elusive. In this book, Pennartz analyzes which aspects of conscious ... More

Cannabinoids and the Brain

Cannabinoids and the Brain

Linda A. Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids and the Brain introduces an informed general audience to the scientific discovery of the endocannabinoid system and recent preclinical research that explains its importance in brain ... More

Cerebral PlasticityNew Perspectives

Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Leo M. Chalupa, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo, Lucia Galli-Resta, and Tommaso Pizzorusso (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

The notion that neurons in the living brain can change in response to experience—a phenomenon known as “plasticity”—has become a major conceptual issue in neuroscience research as well as a practical ... More

Computational Modeling Methods for Neuroscientists

Computational Modeling Methods for Neuroscientists

Erik De Schutter (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013277
eISBN:
9780262258722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013277.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This book offers an introduction to current methods in computational modeling in neuroscience, and describes realistic modeling methods at levels of complexity ranging from molecular interactions to ... More

Dendritic Spines

Dendritic Spines

Rafael Yuste

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013505
eISBN:
9780262259286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013505.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Most neurons in the brain are covered by dendritic spines, small protrusions that arise from dendrites, covering them like leaves on a tree. But a hundred and twenty years after spines were first ... More

Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Susan Pockett, William P. Banks, and Shaun Gallagher (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Our intuition tells us that we, our conscious selves, cause our own voluntary acts. Yet scientists have long questioned this; Thomas Huxley, for example, in 1874 compared mental events to a steam ... More

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