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Modeling *Biological* Mechanisms

Doug Knowles knowled at ccsmtp.ccf.org
Mon Nov 8 11:09:10 EST 1993

In article <9311070125.AA22858 at ascc01.ascc.att.com> hughs at ascc01.ascc.att.com (Hugh Spinks - CCC) writes:
>After scanning hundreds of network newsgroup exchanges
>including those for "neuroscience" and visiting countless
>ftp sites, I can find virtually no references to neuronal
>modeling emphasizing biological mechanism(s) rather
>than artifical implementations (neural nets, generally).
>I'm interested in using computational methods to probe the
>"inner workings" of single neurons (or small nets of neurons).
>I'm more interested in using machines to understand biological
>mechanisms than using biological models to build machines.
>(Certainly the two approaches *can* be complimentary!)
>Why are there so few materials and discussions on this topic? Is
>it because the problem is too poorly understood or because the results
>are not expected to be worth the required effort?
>(I do have copies of texts by Ronald MacGregor that cover issues in
>neural modeling.)
>Thanks for your input.
>E-mail: hughs at ascc.att.com
>Hugh Spinks
>AT&T Advanced Software Construction Center
>Cary, N.C.  27511

Try Traub, R.D. and Miles, R., Neuronal Networks of the Hippocampus, 
Cambridge University Press, 1991 ISBN 0-521-36481-7.

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