|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
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