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By Erik De Schutter

This booklet deals an creation to present tools in computational modeling in neuroscience. The ebook describes life like modeling equipment at degrees of complexity starting from molecular interactions to massive neural networks. A "how to" booklet instead of an analytical account, it specializes in the presentation of methodological ways, together with the choice of the suitable procedure and its capability pitfalls. it truly is meant for experimental neuroscientists and graduate scholars who've little formal education in mathematical tools, however it can be beneficial for scientists with theoretical backgrounds who are looking to begin utilizing data-driven modeling tools. the maths wanted are saved to an introductory point; the 1st bankruptcy explains the mathematical tools the reader must grasp to appreciate the remainder of the e-book. The chapters are written via scientists who've effectively built-in data-driven modeling with experimental paintings, so all the fabric is on the market to experimentalists. The chapters supply entire assurance with little overlap and large cross-references, relocating from uncomplicated development blocks to extra advanced purposes. Contributors : Pablo Achard, Haroon Anwar, Upinder S. Bhalla, Michiel Berends, Nicolas Brunel, Ronald L. Calabrese, Brenda Claiborne, Hugo Cornelis, Erik De Schutter, Alain Destexhe, Bard Ermentrout, Kristen Harris, Sean Hill, John R. Huguenard, William R. Holmes, Gwen Jacobs, Gwendal LeMasson, Henry Markram, Reinoud Maex, Astrid A. Prinz, Imad Riachi, John Rinzel, Arnd Roth, Felix Schürmann, Werner Van Geit, Mark C. W. van Rossum, Stefan Wils Computational Neuroscience sequence

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