Computational Neuroanatomy

Principles and Methods

  • Giorgio A. Ascoli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giorgio A. Ascoli
      Pages 3-23
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Robert E. Burke, William B. Marks
      Pages 27-48
    3. Duncan E. Donohue, Ruggero Scorcioni, Giorgio A. Ascoli
      Pages 49-69
    4. Christopher Cherniak, Zekeria Mokhtarzada, Uri Nodelman
      Pages 71-82
    5. Michael Hucka, Kavita Shankar, David Beeman, James M. Bower
      Pages 83-103
    6. Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Slawomir J. Nasuto
      Pages 105-125
    7. Maciej T. Lazarewicz, Sybrand Boer-Iwema, Giorgio A. Ascoli
      Pages 127-148
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Laszlo Zaborszky, Attila Csordas, Derek L. Buhl, Alvaro Duque, Jozsef Somogyi, Zoltan Nadasdy
      Pages 171-197
    3. Trygve B. Leergaard, Jan G. Bjaalie
      Pages 199-217
    4. Stephen L. Senft
      Pages 245-270
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Claus C. Hilgetag, Rolf Kötter, Klaas E. Stephan, Olaf Sporns
      Pages 295-335
    3. Miguel Á. Carreira-Perpiñán, Geoffrey J. Goodhill
      Pages 337-357
    4. Rolf Kötter, Pernille Nielsen, Jonas Dyhrfjeld-Johnsen, Friedrich T. Sommer, Georg Northoff
      Pages 359-382
    5. David S. Lester, Joseph P. Hanig, P. Scott Pine
      Pages 383-399
    6. William Rodman Shankle, Junko Hara, James H. Fallon, Benjamin Harrison Landing
      Pages 401-423
    7. Alexei Samsonovich, Giorgio A. Ascoli
      Pages 425-436
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-469

About this book


Computer models, simulations, and visualization now offer unprecedented opportunities to obtain a deeper understanding of the complexity of nervous system structures. In Computational Neuroanatomy: Principles and Methods, the groundbreaking investigators who founded the field review the principles and key techniques available to begin the creation of anatomically accurate and complete models of the brain. Combining the vast, data-rich field of anatomy with the computational power of novel hardware, software, and computer graphics, these pioneering investigators lead the reader from the subcellular details of dendritic branching and firing to system-level assemblies and models. Their peer-reviewed articles describe the algorithms needed to generate virtual dendrites in 3D and explain the theory and practice of computing network connectivity. They also discuss the use of 3D graphics for the quantitative description of neural tissue from single neurons to regions, as well as the methods for integrating anatomy and physiology in neuronal models.
Authoritative and groundbreaking, Computational Neuroanatomy: Principles and Methods comprehensively integrates for the first time both the principles and the methods that are playing a central role in generating a complete, unitary, and functional neuroanatomical model of the brain.


Nervous System anatomy cortex forebrain physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio A. Ascoli
    • 1
  1. 1.Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and Psychology DepartmentGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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