Coherent Behavior in Neuronal Networks

  • Kre¿imir Josic
  • Jonathan Rubin
  • Manuel Matias
  • Ranulfo Romo

Part of the Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience book series (NEUROSCI, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael Okun, Alik Mokeichev, Yonatan Katz, Ilan Lampl
    Pages 1-16
  3. Albert Compte, Ramon Reig, Maria V. Sanchez-Vives
    Pages 17-46
  4. Pak-Ming Lau, Guo-Qiang Bi
    Pages 61-75
  5. S. Coombes, M. Zachariou
    Pages 77-94
  6. Martin Golubitsky, LieJune Shiau, Claire Postlethwaite, Yanyan Zhang
    Pages 95-120
  7. Raul Vicente, Leonardo L. Gollo, Claudio R. Mirasso, Ingo Fischer, Gordon Pipa
    Pages 143-167
  8. Anil Bollimunta, Yonghong Chen, Charles E. Schroeder, Mingzhou Ding
    Pages 169-189
  9. Bard Ermentrout, Nathaniel Urban, Roberto F. Galán
    Pages 229-245
  10. Gustavo Deco, Ranulfo Romo
    Pages 247-262
  11. Aaditya V. Rangan, Louis Tao, Gregor Kovačič, David Cai
    Pages 263-296
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 297-304

About this book


Recent experimental research advances have led to increasingly detailed descriptions of how networks of interacting neurons process information. With these developments, it has become clear that dynamic network behaviors underlie information processing, and that the observed activity patterns cannot be fully explained by simple concepts such as synchrony and phase locking. These new insights raise significant challenges and offer exciting opportunities for experimental and theoretical neuroscientists.

Coherent Behavior in Neuronal Networks features a review of recent research in this area from some of the world’s foremost experts on systems neuroscience. The book presents novel methodologies and interdisciplinary perspectives, and will serve as an invaluable resource to the research community. Highlights include the results of interdisciplinary collaborations and approaches as well as topics, such as the interplay of intrinsic and synaptic dynamics in producing coherent neuronal network activity and the roles of globally coherent rhythms and oscillations in the coordination of distributed processing, that are of significant research interest but have been underrepresented in the review literature.

With its cutting-edge mathematical, statistical, and computational techniques, this volume will be of interest to all researchers and students in the field of systems neuroscience.


About the Editors:

Krešimir Josic works in different areas of mathematical biology and applied dynamics, with a particular interest in understanding how information is represented in neuronal networks.   He is an associate professor at the University of Houston and a member of the steering committees of the Gulf Coast Consortium for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, and the Center for the Mathematical Biosciences in Houston.

Jonathan Rubin is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, with research interests in nonlinear dynamics and mathematical biology, particularly neuroscience. He is affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience at University of Pittsburgh, the Pitt/Carnegie Mellon University Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Computational Biology program, and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Manuel Matías is a Senior Faculty Research Scientist of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) working at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC) in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Ranulfo Romo is Professor of Neuroscience at the Instituto de Fisiología Celular-Neurociencias, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is a member of the Neurosciencies Research Program, and a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kre¿imir Josic
    • 1
  • Jonathan Rubin
    • 2
  • Manuel Matias
    • 3
  • Ranulfo Romo
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. MathematicsUniversity of HoustonHoustonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. MathematicsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghU.S.A.
  3. 3.Universitat de les Illes BalearsCSICPalma de MallorcaSpain
  4. 4.Instituto de Fisiología CelularUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexicoMexico

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