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How can an engineer learn from neuroscientists

Madhusudan Natarajan nutty at brain
Fri Feb 28 23:08:07 EST 1997

junior1 at ibm.net[BernieArruza] wrote:
: Hi,

: I joined the New York Academy od Sciences, because membership permits me
: to get books (annals-this word makes me very unconfortable <G>) written
: by neuroscientists. Are there more groups of computational neuroscientists 
: (like Carver Mead's - California Institute of Technology) OR are there
: neuroscientists working with electrical engineers? What do they publish?
: Any other societies that could be interesting to me?

: There is a huge void between the engineering disciplines and the neurosciences
: and we all lose.

I'm not sure that there is such a huge void. I think several biomedical 
engineering departments often bridge across this chasm. I for on am a EE, 
but switched completely to neurophys. I've heard tho' of a couple of 
groups in switzerland and germany. Can dig up the names in a little bit.

Problem with computational neuroscience is that I guess its increasingly
more difficult to publish only simulation studies and more physiologists
have started using models as tools, but they dont stay restricted to only
the computationals apects. 

Madhusudan Natarajan		
					..and still partly at..	
Ward 5-223 : Ph (312) 503 0202		
Dept. of Physiology			Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University			University of Akron

"I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has 
data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of 
theories to suit facts."    - Sherlock Holmes

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