MATLAB for Neuroscientists

MATLAB for Neuroscientists : An Introduction to Scientific Computing in MATLAB

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This is the first comprehensive teaching resource and textbook for the teaching of MATLAB in the Neurosciences and in Psychology. MATLAB is unique in that it can be used to learn the entire empirical and experimental process, including stimulus generation, experimental control, data collection, data analysis and modeling. Thus a wide variety of computational problems can be addressed in a single programming environment. The idea is to empower advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students by allowing them to design and implement their own analytical tools. As students advance in their research careers, they will have achieved the fluency required to understand and adapt more specialized tools as opposed to treating them as "black boxes". Virtually all computational approaches in the book are covered by using genuine experimental data that are either collected as part of the lab project or were collected in the labs of the authors, providing the casual student with the look and feel of real data. In some cases, published data from classical papers are used to illustrate important concepts, giving students a computational understanding of critically important research.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 187.96 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 907.18g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 130 illustrations (150 in full color)
  • 0123745519
  • 9780123745514
  • 369,041

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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.Ã - 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.Ã - Nikos Logothetis, Director, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen, 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.Ã - Eero P. Simoncelli, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Neural Science, Mathematics, and Psychology, New York University, New York, USAshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. MATLAB Tutorial Chapter 3. Visual Search and Pop Out Chapter 4. Attention Chapter 5. Psychophysics Chapter 6. Signal Detection Theory Chapter 7. Frequency Analysis Part I: Fourier Decomposition Chapter 8. Frequency Analysis Part II: Nonstationary Signals and Spectrograms Chapter 9. Wavelets Chapter 10. Convolution Chapter 11. Introduction to Phase Plane Analysis Chapter 12. Exploring the Fitzhugh-Nagumo Model Chapter 13. Neural Data Analysis: Encoding Chapter 14. Principal Components Analysis Chapter 15. Information Theory Chapter 16. Neural Decoding Part I: Discrete Variables Chapter 17. Neural Decoding Part II: Continuous Variables Chapter 18. Functional Magnetic Imaging Chapter 19. Voltage-Gated Ion Channels Chapter 20. Models of a Single Neuron Chapter 21. Models of the Retina Chapter 22. Simplified Model of Spiking Neurons Chapter 23. Fitzhugh-Nagumo Model: Traveling Waves Chapter 24. Decision Theory Chapter 25. Markov Models Chapter 26. Modeling Spike Trains as a Poisson Process Chapter 27. Synaptic Transmission Chapter 28. Neural Networks Part I: Unsupervised Learning Chapter 29. Neural Network Part II: Supervised Learningshow more

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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 "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, USAshow more

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