I'd like gain more knowledge of different parts of the brain!

Hannah Dvorak-Carbone hdvorak at cns.caltech.edu
Thu Oct 1 12:44:29 EST 1998


In article <6uvqbb$ehv at pmsnnews.best.ms.philips.com>, 
rstorm at best.ms.philips.com says...
>
>Hello,
>
>I'm trying to develop computer models of biological Neural Networks.
>But, because I don't know much about neuroscience (the more about computer
>science) I have some
>questions about the different parts of a brain (especially mammalian).
>
>I would like to know more information on networks and neurons in different
>parts of the brain like:
>
>Cerebrum,
>Septum,
>Amygdala,
>Thalamus,
>Hypothalmus,
>Reticular Formation,
>Brain Stem,
>Cerebellum,
>Tectum,
>Basal Ganglia (Striatum),
>ADVR
>(These are, by the way, parts of Non-Mammalian brains. I don’t know what
>differences there are with mammals)
>
>What I like to know is how do the neurons work individually in each of these
>parts, and how do they
>interact with each other (how are the networks put together).

Gee, you're not asking much, are you?  A lot of us would like to know that - 
that's why we're in the lab doing experiments.  But, let me recommend a book to 
you: Gordon Shepherd's "The Synaptic Organization of the Brain."

- Hannah Dvorak-Carbone




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