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Neural Circuits and Networks

Proceedings of the NATO advanced Study Institute on Neuronal Circuits and Networks, held at the Ettore Majorana Center, Erice, Italy, June 15–27 1997

  • Vincent Torre
  • John Nicholls
  • An excellent overview of latest results on properties of biological neurons and modeling and dynamics of neural nets

  • Interdisciplinary approach to brain functions and models


Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 167)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Single Neuron Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michele Di Mascio, Giuseppe Di Giovanni, Ennio Esposito
      Pages 41-51
    3. Aroldo Cupello, Holger Hydén, Maria V. Rapallino, Mauro Robello
      Pages 53-69
    4. Marco Canepari, Enrico Cherubini
      Pages 71-83
    5. Cristiana Picco, Paola Gavazzo, Stuart Firestein, Anna Menini
      Pages 85-93
  3. Neuronal Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. E. A. Del Bel, R. M. W. de Oliveira, F. S. Guimarães
      Pages 109-124
    3. Dana Cohen, Yosef Yarom
      Pages 133-140
    4. G. J. A. Ramakers, F. Kloosterman, P. van Hulten, J. van Pelt, M. A. Corner
      Pages 141-151
    5. Enrico Tongiorgi, Massimo Righi, Mauro Benedetti, Antonino Cattaneo
      Pages 153-167
    6. P. Strata, M. Zagrebelsky, M. Bravin, F. Rossi
      Pages 169-185
  4. Models and Theoretical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Marco Bove, Michele Giugliano, Massimo Grattarola
      Pages 189-204
    3. Klaas E. Stephan, Rolf Kötter
      Pages 205-226

About this book


This NATO volume presents an excellent overview of new and exciting results on neurons and neural nets, including - single cell properties such as ionic channels, sensory transduction, synaptic release; - the dynamics of neural networks and circuits; - and modeling the nervous system. The topics range from molecular neuroscience, plasticity, and development, to the experimental and theoretical analysis of neuronal assemblies such as the cerebellum, hippocampus, and cortex.
The contributors present different approaches, from multi-electrode arrays to optical techniques, and the work presented is interdisciplinary, covering experimental and theoretical aspects of brain functions combining different techniques and methodologies.
The book will interest neuroscientists, molecular biologists, physiologists, psychologists, and brain modelers as well as researchers in the area of Computational Intelligence.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Torre
    • 1
  • John Nicholls
    • 1
  1. 1.International School for Advanced Studies ISASTriesteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neural Circuits and Networks
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the NATO advanced Study Institute on Neuronal Circuits and Networks, held at the Ettore Majorana Center, Erice, Italy, June 15–27 1997
  • Editors Vincent Torre
    John Nicholls
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-64929-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63801-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-58955-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    Computation by Abstract Devices
    Processor Architectures
    Animal Physiology
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