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Mathematics for Neuroscientists, Second Edition, presents a comprehensive introduction to mathematical and computational methods used in neuroscience to describe and model neural components of the brain from ion channels to single neurons, neural networks and their relation to behavior. The book contains more than 200 figures generated using Matlab code available to the student and scholar. Mathematical concepts are introduced hand in hand with neuroscience, emphasizing the connection between experimental results and theory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 628 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 35.05mm | 1,950g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 012801895X
  • 9780128018958

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. The Passive Isopotential Cell 3. Differential Equations 4. The Active Isopotential Cell 5. The Quasi-Active Isopotential Cell 6. The Passive Cable 7. Fourier Series and Transforms 8. The Passive Dendritic Tree 9. The Active Dendritic Tree 10. Extracellular Potential 11. Reduced Single Neuron Models 12. Probability and Random Variables 13. Synaptic Transmission and Quantal Release 14. Neuronal Calcium SignalingNeuronal Calcium Signaling 15. Neurovascular Coupling, the BOLD Signal and MRI 16. The Singular Value Decomposition and ApplicationsThe Singular Value Decomposition and Applications 17. Quantification of Spike Train Variability 18. Stochastic Processes 19. Membrane NoiseMembrane Noise 20. Power and Cross-Spectra 21. Natural Light Signals and Phototransduction 22. Firing Rate Codes and Early Vision 23. Models of Simple and Complex Cells 24. Models of Motion Detection 25. Stochastic Estimation Theory 26. Reverse-Correlation and Spike Train Decoding 27. Signal Detection Theory 28. Relating Neuronal Responses and Psychophysics 29. Population CodesPopulation Codes 30. Neuronal Networks 31. Solutions to Exercises
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Amazon Editorial Reviews for First Edition: "I really think this book is very, very important. This is precisely what has been missing from the field and is badly needed. " -- Dr. Kevin Franks, research fellow, Richard Axel's laboratory Columbia University, NYC

"The idea of presenting sufficient maths to understand the theoretical neuroscience, alongside the neuroscience itself, is appealing. The inclusion of Matlab code for all examples and computational figures is an excellent idea. " -- David Corney, research fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
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"I really think this book is very, very important. This is precisely what has been missing from the field and is badly needed. Non-physicists or non-mathematicians coming to neuroscience try hard to get up to speed in the basic maths needed to get by but give up because there is no clear explication of this."
--Dr. Kevin Franks, research fellow, Richard Axel's laboratory Columbia University, NYC

"The idea of presenting sufficient maths to understand the theoretical neuroscience, alongside the neuroscience itself, is appealing. The inclusion of Matlab code for all examples and computational figures is an excellent idea. Many readers will want to use and explore the code, either to directly aid their understanding, or as the basis for their own ongoing research, and Matlab is a widely used tool in this area."
--David Corney, research fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
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About Steven James Cox

Dr. Gabbiani is Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine. Having received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research prize in 2012, he just completed a one-year cross appointment at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried and has international experience in the computational neuroscience field. Together with Dr. Cox, Dr. Gabbiani co-authored the first edition of this bestselling book in 2010. Dr. Cox is Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. Affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience, Cognitive Sciences Program, and the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, he is also Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience at the Baylor College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Cox has served as Associate Editor for a number of mathematics journals, including the Mathematical Medicine and Biology and Inverse Problems. He previously authored the first edition of this title with Dr. Gabbiani.
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