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Principles of Neural Coding

1st Edition

Edited by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Stefano Panzeri

CRC Press

663 pages

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Understanding how populations of neurons encode information is the challenge faced by researchers in the field of neural coding. Focusing on the many mysteries and marvels of the mind has prompted a prominent team of experts in the field to put their heads together and fire up a book on the subject. Simply titled Principles of Neural Coding, this b

Table of Contents

Section I Methods. Physiological Foundations of Neural Signals. Biophysics of Extracellular Spikes. Local Field Potentials: Biophysical Origin and Analysis. Spike Sorting. Spike-Train Analysis. Synchronization Measures. Role of Correlations in Population Coding. Decoding and Information Theory in Neuroscience. Section II Experimental Results. Neural Coding of Visual Objects. Coding in the Auditory System. Coding in the Whisker Sensory System. Neural Coding in the Olfactory System. Coding across Sensory Modalities: Integrating the Dynamic Face with the Voice. Population Coding by Place Cells and Grid Cells. Coding of Movement Intentions. Neural Coding of Short-Term Memory. Role of Temporal Spike Patterns in Neural Codes. Adaptation and Sensory Coding. Sparse and Explicit Neural Coding. Information Coding by Cortical Populations. Information Content of Local Field Potentials: Experiments and Models. Principles of Neural Coding from EEG Signals. Gamma-Band Synchronization and Information Transmission. Decoding Information from fMRI Signals. Section III Theoretical and In Silico Approaches. Dynamics of Neural Networks. Learning and Coding in Neural Networks. Ising Models for Inferring Network Structure from Spike Data. Vocal Learning with Inverse Models. Computational Models of Visual Object Recognition. Coding in Neuromorphic VLSI Networks. Open-Source Software for Studying Neural Codes. Index.

About the Editors

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga is a neuroscientist at the University of Leicester UK. He holds a research chair and is the director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience and the head of the Bioengineering Research Group at the University of Leicester. In 2010, he obtained the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. His main research interest is on the study of the principles of visual perception and memory. Together with colleagues at Caltech and UCLA, he discovered what has been named "Concept cells" or "Jennifer Aniston neurons"-neurons in the human brain that play a key role in memory formation.

Stefano Panzeri received a Laurea in Physics from the University of Torino, and a PhD in computational neuroscience from SISSA, Trieste, Italy. He has held personal research fellowship awards in theoretical physics and computational neuroscience, including an INFN Junior Fellowship in Theoretical Physics at Turin University, an EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and an MRC Research Fellowship in Neuroinformatics at the University of Newcastle. He has worked as senior scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology since 2007 and as chair in the Formal Analysis of Cortical Networks at the University of Glasgow since 2012.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience