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Important concepts
1.1 Anatomical structures in the brain
1.1.1 The neocortex
1.1.2 The cerebellum
1.1.3 The hippocampus
1.2 Cells
1.2.1 Cortical layers
1.3 Measuring activity
1.4 Preparations
Passive properties of cells
2.1 Passive neuron models
2.2 Cable equation
3.1 The Hodgkin-Huxley model
3.1.1 Many channels
3.1.2 A spike
3.1.3 Repetitive firing
3.2 Other channels
3.2.1 KA
3.2.2 The IH channel
3.2.3 Ca and KCa channels
3.2.4 Bursting
3.2.5 Leakage channels
3.3 Spatial distribution of channels
3.4 Myelination
3.5 Final remarks
Synaptic Input
4.1 AMPA receptor
4.2 The NMDA receptor
4.2.1 LTP and memory storage
4.3 GABAa
4.4 Second messenger synapses and GABAb
4.5 Release statistics
4.6 Synaptic facilitation and depression
4.7 Markov description of channels
4.7.1 General properties of transition matrices
4.7.2 Measuring power spectra
4.8 Non-stationary noise analysis
5.2 Shunting inhibition
5.3 Simulating I&F neurons
Firing statistics and noise
6.1 Variability
6.2 Interval statistics
6.3 Poisson model
6.4 Noisy integrate and fire neuron
6.5 Stimulus locking
6.6 Count statistics
6.7 Neuronal activity In vivo
A visual processing task: Retina
7.1 Retina
7.1.1 Adaptation
7.1.2 Photon noise
7.1.3 Spatial filtering
7.2 Primary visual cortex, V1
7.2.1 Reverse correlation
7.2.2 The iceberg effect
8.1 Rate coding
8.2 Population code
8.3 Fisher information
8.4 Information theory
8.5 Correlated activity and synchronisation
Higher visual processing
9.1 The importance of bars and edges
9.2 Possible roles of intra-cortical connections
9.3 Higher visual areas
9.3.1 Sparse coding and representation
9.3.2 Connectivity and computation
9.4 Plasticity
General approach to networks
10.1 Rate approximation
10.2 Single neuron with recurrence
10.2.1 Two recurrent rate neurons
10.3 Many neurons: Chaotic dynamics and Hopfield net
10.4 Single recurrent layer
Spiking neurons
11.1 Many layers of spiking neurons: syn-fire or not
11.2 Spiking recurrent networks
11.3 Spiking working memory
11.4 Spiking neurons: Attractor states
Making decisions
12.1 Motor output
Hebbian Learning: Rate based
13.1 Rate based plasticity
13.4 Oja’s rule
13.5 BCM rule
13.6 Multiple neurons in the output layer
13.7 ICA
13.8 Concluding remarks
14.1 Implications of spike timing dependent plasticity
14.2 Biology of LTP and LTD
14.3 Temporal difference learning
14.4 Final remarks
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