[Comp-neuro] Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeller's Resource Book (2010)

Vassilis Cutsuridis vcut at bu.edu
Fri Feb 12 19:52:19 CET 2010

Dear Colleagues,

we are very happy to announce the publication of our book:

Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeller's Resource Book (2010)
By Vassilis Cutsuridis, Bruce P. Graham, Stuart Cobb, Imre Vida, Springer 

Description from the publisher
The hippocampus plays an indispensible role in the formation of new memories 
in the mammalian brain. It is the focus of intense research and our 
understanding of its physiology, anatomy, and molecular structure has 
rapidly expanded in recent years. Yet, still much needs to be done to 
decipher how hippocampal microcircuits are built and function. Here, we 
present an overview of our current knowledge and a snapshot of ongoing 
research into these microcircuits.
Rich in detail, Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeler’s 
Resource Book provides focused and easily accessible reviews on various 
aspects of the theme. It is an unparalleled resource of information, 
including both data and techniques that will be an invaluable companion to 
all those wishing to develop computational models of hippocampal neurons and 
neuronal networks.

The book is divided into two main parts. In the first part, leading 
experimental neuroscientists discuss data on the electrophysiological, 
neuroanatomical, and molecular characteristics of hippocampal circuits. The 
various types of excitatory and inhibitory neurons are reviewed along with 
their connectivity and synaptic properties. Single cell and ensemble 
activity patterns are presented from in vitro models, as well as 
anesthetized and freely moving animals. In the second part, computational 
neuroscientists describe models of hippocampal microcircuits at various 
levels of complexity, from single neurons to large-scale networks. 
Additionally, a chapter is devoted to simulation environments currently used 
by computational neuroscientists in developing their models.

In addition to providing concise reviews and a wealth of data, the chapters 
also identify central questions and unexplored areas that will define future 
research in computational neuroscience.

Please visit the book’s website for more information and pricing

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