By Hanspeter A. Mallot
Computational Neuroscience - a primary Course presents an important creation to computational neuroscience and equips readers with a primary knowing of modeling the apprehensive procedure on the membrane, mobile, and community point. The booklet, which grew out of a lecture sequence held on a regular basis for greater than ten years to graduate scholars in neuroscience with backgrounds in biology, psychology and drugs, takes its readers on a trip via 3 basic domain names of computational neuroscience: membrane biophysics, structures conception and synthetic neural networks. the necessary mathematical innovations are stored as intuitive and easy as attainable in the course of the publication, making it totally obtainable to readers who're much less conversant in arithmetic. total, Computational Neuroscience - a primary Course represents an important reference advisor for all neuroscientists who use computational equipment of their day-by-day paintings, in addition to for any theoretical scientist impending the sphere of computational neuroscience.
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General non-linearities can be modeled by sums of Volterra-integrals of increasing order (Volterra series). This approach has in fact been used to fit neurophysiological data from complex receptive fields. The advantage of this method is that it gives a general means for the identification of non-linearities. The disadvantage lies in its huge number of unknown variables. For a spatio-temporal Volterra kernel of order n, a function of 3n variables has to be measured. 10 shows four edges with the same orientation, but differing in two parameters called polarity and phase.
The contribution of a stimulus delivered at time t −t to the neuron’s activity at time t is given by a function g(t ) where t specifies how much time has passed between the delivery of the stimulus and the instant t at which response is measured. Generally, g(t ) will be small for large delays t and maximal for small or intermediate values of t . Spatio-temporal kernels that can be split up in this way into a spatial and a temporal factor are called “separable”. 5 Peri-Stimulus Time Histogram (PSTH) and Tuning Curves Spatio-temporal receptive field functions provide complete descriptions of a neuron’s behavior, at least if linearity and translation-invariance in time is assumed.
A. Mallot: Computational Neuroscience, SSBN 2, pp. 23–55. 1007/978-3-319-00861-5_2 24 2 Receptive Fields and the Specificity of Neuronal Firing simplest case, a little spot of light is moved across the retina covering just a few receptors at any one time. Usually, rather than shining the light directly onto the receptor cells, one will have the animal watch a projection screen onto which the stimulus is presented. 1). Mathematically, this is described by a receptive field function φ (x, y) which for each position of the stimulating spot of light (x,y) specifies the elicited response of the neuron.