[Comp-neuro] Neuroelectrodynamics: Understanding the Brain Language [new book]

Dorian Aur dorianaur at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 17:20:01 CET 2010

Dear Colleagues,

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

*Neuroelectrodynamics: Understanding the Brain Language  (2010)*

By Dorian Aur and Mandar S.Jog, IOS Press, 2010

*Description from the publisher:     *

The essence of brain function consists in how information is processed,

transferred and stored. Current neurophysiological doctrine remains focused

within a spike timing paradigm, but this has a limited capacity for

the understanding of how the brain works. This book puts forward a new

model; the neuroelectrodynamic model (NED), which describes the intrinsic

computational processes by the dynamics and interaction of charges. It uses

established laws of physics, such as those of classical mechanics,

thermodynamics and quantum physics, as the guiding principle to develop a

general theoretical construct of the brain’s computational model, which

incorporates the neurobiology of the cells and the molecular machinery

along with the electrical activity in neurons, to explain experimental

and predict the organization of the system. After addressing the

of current approaches, the laws and principles required to build a new model

are discussed.

In addition, as well as describing experiments which provide the required

between computation and semantics, the book highlights important concepts

relating the theory of information with computation and the electrical

properties of neurons. The NED model is explained and expounded and

several examples of its application are shown. Of interest to all those

involved in the fields of neuroscience, neurophysiology, computer science

and the development of artificial intelligence, NED is a step forward in

understanding the mind in computational terms.

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

or (http://www.iospress.nl/flyers_b/fl9781607500919.pdf)

*CHAPTER 1. Understanding the Brain Language*

• Myths, Controversies and Current Challenges

• Spike Timing – Current Challenges

• Issues of Brain Computation

• How can Information be Represented in the Brain

• Interdisciplinary Formalism

*CHAPTER 2. Imaging Spikes – Challenges for Brain Computations*

• Methods, Models and Techniques

• From Spikes to Behavior

*CHAPTER 3. Information and Computation*

• What is Computation?

• Neurons as information engines

*CHAPTER 4. Models of Brain Computation*

• Dynamics Based Computation – The Power of Charges

• Quantum Model – Combining Many Worlds

• The Thermodynamic Model of Computation

*CHAPTER 5. From Brain Language to Artificial Intelligence*

• How are memories stored?

• Spike Timing – An Incomplete Description

• Instead of Discussion

Comments and critiques are most welcome!

** Apologies for cross-posting **
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