Demystifying the Brain

A Computational Approach

Authors: Chakravarthy, V. Srinivasa

Free Preview
  • Presents neuroscience from a computational perspective so that the subject can be easily understood by non-biologists
  • Addresses the underlying neural principles without the use of mathematics so that biology students can understand the concepts
  • Does not merely present a descriptive account of the brain, as many classical biology books do
  • Written in an easy, engaging style that makes reading a pleasure and rewarding experience
  • Equips students with the conceptual tools necessary to prepare them for a research career in neuroscience
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3320-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3319-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book presents an emerging new vision of the brain, which is essentially expressed in computational terms, for non-experts. As such, it presents the fundamental concepts of neuroscience in simple language, without overwhelming non-biologists with excessive biological jargon. In addition, the book presents a novel computational perspective on the brain for biologists, without resorting to complex mathematical equations.

It addresses a comprehensive range of topics, starting with the history of neuroscience, the function of the individual neuron, the various kinds of neural network models that can explain diverse neural phenomena, sensory-motor function, language, emotions, and concluding with the latest theories on consciousness. The book offers readers a panoramic introduction to the “new brain” and a valuable resource for interdisciplinary researchers looking to gatecrash the world of neuroscience.

About the authors

V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy obtained his PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He is currently a Professor of Biology at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. His research interests are in the areas of computational neuroscience and machine learning. In computational neuroscience, his research focuses on the modeling of basal ganglia to understand Parkinson’s Disease, modeling neuron-astrocyte-vascular networks, and modeling spatial cells of the hippocampus. Further, his work on character recognition in Indic scripts led him to develop the Bharati Script—a simple and unified script that can be used to express all major Indian languages.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Brain Ideas Through the Centuries

    Chakravarthy, V. Srinivasa

    Pages 1-19

  • Brain—Through the Aeons

    Chakravarthy, V. Srinivasa

    Pages 21-56

  • The World at the Level of a Neuron

    Chakravarthy, V. Srinivasa

    Pages 57-82

  • Networks that Learn

    Chakravarthy, V. Srinivasa

    Pages 83-107

  • Memories and Holograms

    Chakravarthy, V. Srinivasa

    Pages 109-140

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3320-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3319-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demystifying the Brain
Book Subtitle
A Computational Approach
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3320-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3320-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3319-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 378
Number of Illustrations
61 b/w illustrations, 101 illustrations in colour
Topics