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Neural network research often builds on the fiction that neurons are simple linear threshold units, completely neglecting the highly dynamic and complex nature of synapses, dendrites, and voltage-dependent ionic currents. Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons challenges this notion, using richly detailed experimental and theoretical findings from cellular biophysics to explain the repertoire of computational functions available to single neurons. The author shows how individual nerve cells can multiply, integrate, or delay synaptic inputs and how information can be encoded in the voltage across the membrane, in the intracellular calcium concentration, or in the timing of individual spikes. Key topics covered include the linear cable equation; cable theory as applied to passive dendritic trees and dendritic spines; chemical and electrical synapses and how to treat them from a computational point of view; nonlinear interactions of synaptic input in passive and active dendritic trees; the Hodgkin-Huxley model of action potential generation and propagation; phase space analysis; linking stochastic ionic channels to membrane-dependent currents; calcium- and potassium-currents and their role in information processing; the role of diffusion, buffering and binding of calcium, and other messenger systems in information processing and storage; short- and long-term models of synaptic plasticity; simplified models of single cells; stochastic aspects of neuronal firing; the nature of the neuronal code; and unconventional models of sub-cellular computation. Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons serves as an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in cellular biophysics, computational neuroscience, and neural networks, and will appeal to students and professionals in neuroscience, electrical and computer engineering, and physics. (view table of contents)

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9780195104912 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 12, 1998, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Neural network research often builds on the fiction that neurons are simple linear threshold units, completely neglecting the highly dynamic and complex nature of synapses, dendrites, and voltage-dependent ionic currents.

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9780195181999 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 28, 2004, cover price $78.00

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Product Description: What links conscious experience of pain, joy, color, and smell to bioelectrical activity in the brain? How can anything physical give rise to nonphysical, subjective, conscious states? Christof Koch has devoted much of his career to bridging the seemingly unbridgeable gap between the physics of the brain and phenomenal experience...read more

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9780262017497 | Mit Pr, March 9, 2012, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: What links conscious experience of pain, joy, color, and smell to bioelectrical activity in the brain?

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Product Description: Large-Scale Neuronal Theories of the Brain brings together thirteen original contributions by some of the top scientists working in neuroscience today. It presents models and theories that will most likely shape and influence the way we think about the brain, the mind, and interactions between the two in the years to come...read more

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9780262111836 | Bradford Books, June 7, 1994, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Large-Scale Neuronal Theories of the Brain brings together thirteen original contributions by some of the top scientists working in neuroscience today.

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9780262515382 | Bradford Books, June 7, 1994, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Large-Scale Neuronal Theories of the Brain brings together thirteen original contributions by some of the top scientists working in neuroscience today.

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Product Description: Much research focuses on the question of how information is processed in nervous systems, from the level of individual ionic channels to large-scale neuronal networks, and from "simple" animals such as sea slugs and flies to cats and primates...read more
By Christof Koch (editor) and Idan Segev (editor)

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9780262112314 | 2 sub edition (Bradford Books, June 4, 1998), cover price $92.00

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9780262517133 | 2 edition (Bradford Books, January 1, 2003), cover price $46.00 | About this edition: Much research focuses on the question of how information is processed in nervous systems, from the level of individual ionic channels to large-scale neuronal networks, and from "simple" animals such as sea slugs and flies to cats and primates.

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Product Description: Methods in Neuronal Modeling is the first technical handbook on computational neuroscience. Written for researchers and theoreticians alike, it outlines methods and techniques used for simulating on digital computers the functional properties of single neurons from synapses, dendrites, single cells; and small invertebrate networks to large scale neural networks in the mammalian nervous system...read more

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9780262111331 | Mit Pr, August 1, 1989, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Methods in Neuronal Modeling is the first technical handbook on computational neuroscience.

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9780262610711 | Reprint edition (Bradford Books, March 1, 1991), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Methods in Neuronal Modeling is the first technical handbook on computational neuroscience.

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Product Description: Consciousness is one of science’s last great unsolved mysteries. How can the salty taste and crunchy texture of potato chips, the unmistakable smell of dogs after they have been in the rain, or the exhilarating feeling of hanging on tiny fingerholds many feet above the last secure foothold on a cliff, emerge from networks of neurons and their associated synaptic and molecular processes? In The Quest for Consciousness, Caltech neuroscientist Christof Koch explores the biological basis of the subjective mind in animals and people...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780974707709 | Roberts & Co, March 1, 2004, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Consciousness is one of science’s last great unsolved mysteries.
9781936221042 | Roberts & Co, January 1, 2004, cover price $54.00 | About this edition: Consciousness is the major unsolved problem in biology.

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By Christof Koch (editor) and Hua Li (editor)

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9780818664922 | IEEE Computer Society, March 1, 1995, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: Book by
9780818664915 | IEEE Computer Society, September 1, 1994, cover price $55.00

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Product Description: The neurobiology and psychology of attention have much to learn from each other. Neurobiologists recognize that responses in sensory cortex depend on the behavioral relevance of a stimulus, but have few ways to study how perception changes as a result...read more
By Jochen Braun (editor), Joel L. Davis (editor) and Christof Koch (editor)

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9780262024938 | Bradford Books, April 16, 2001, cover price $14.75 | About this edition: The neurobiology and psychology of attention have much to learn from each other.

By Christof Koch (editor) and Bimal P. Mathur (editor)

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9780819405821 | Society of Photo Optical, July 1, 1991, cover price $53.00

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