23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

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  • Author: VAN HEMMEN
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publish Date: 2005-12-11

The complexity of the brain and the protean nature of behavior remain the most elusive area of science, but also the most important. van Hemmen and Sejnowski invited 23 experts from the many areas—from evolution to qualia—of systems neuroscience to formulate one problem each. Although each chapter was written independently and can be read separately, together they provide a useful roadmap to the field of systems neuroscience and will serve as a source of inspirations for future explorers of the brain.

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AuthorVAN HEMMEN
Publish DateDec 11, 2005
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Table Of Content

Part I: How have brains evolved?
1: Shall we ever understand the fly's brain?, Gilles Laurent
2: Can we understand the action of brain in natural environments?, Hermann Wagner and Bernhard Gaese
3: Hemisphere dominance of brain function-which functions are lateralized and why?, Gunther Ehret
Part II: How is the cerebral cortex organized?
4: What is the function of the thalamus?, S. Murray Sherman
5: What is a neuronal map, how does it arise, and what is it good for?, J. Leo van Hemmen
6: What is fed back?, Jean Bullier
Part III: How do neurons interact?
7: How Can the Brain be so Fast?, Wulfram Gerstner
8: What is the Neural Code?, C. van Vreeswijk
9: Are single cortical neurons independent or are they obedient members of a huge orchestra?, Tal Kenet, Amos Arieli, Misha Tsodyks and Amiram Grinvald
10: What is the other 85% of V1 doing?, Bruno A. Olshausen and David J. Field
Part IV: What can brains compute?
11: Which computation runs in visual cortical columns?, Steven W. Zuck
12: Are neurons adapted for specific computations? Examples from temporal coding in the auditory system, C.E. Carr, S. Iyer, D. Soares, S. Kalluri and J.Z. Simon
13: How is time represented in the brain?, Andreas V.M. Herz
14: How general are neural codes in sensory systems?, David McAlpine and Alan R. Palmer
15: How does the hearing system perform auditory scene analysis?, Georg M. Klump
16: How does our visual system achieve shift and size invariance?, Laurenz Wiskott
Part V:
17: What is reflected in sensory neocortical activity: External stimuli or what the cortex does with them?, Henning Scheich, Frank W. Ohl, Holger Schulze, Andreas Hess, and André Brechmann
18: Do perception and action result from different brain circuits? The three visual systems hypothesis, Giacomo Rizzolatti and Vittorio Gallese
19: What are the projective fields of cortical neurons?, Terrence J. Sejnowski
20: How are the features of objects integrated into perceptual wholes that are selected by attention?, John H. Reynolds
21: Where are the switches on this thing?, L. F. Abbott
22: Synesthesia: What does it tell us about the emergence of qualia, metaphor, abstract thought and language?, V.S. Ramachandran and Edward M. Hubbard
23: What are the neural correlates of consciousness?, Francis Crick and Christof Koch

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