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Author Deutsch, Sid, 1918-2011.

Title Understanding the nervous system : an engineering perspective / Sid Deutsch, Alice Deutsch
Published New York : IEEE Press, ©1993


Description 1 online resource (xi, 394 pages) : illustrations
Series IEEE press understanding science & technology series ; 8
IEEE Press understanding science & technology series ; 8.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface. -- Excitable Tissue. -- Sensory Receptors. -- Generation of the Action Potential. -- Propagation of the Action Potential. -- Dendritic Summation. -- Lateral Inhibition. -- Simple Neuronal Systems. -- Skeletal Muscle Circuits. -- The Auditory System. -- The Eye as a Transducer. -- Visual Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks, and "Household Chores". -- About the Brain. -- Index
Summary "Providing a fascinating alternative to the unwieldy life science sources, this book describes how the nervous system (including the brain) communicates with, sends signals to, and receives input from the sensory organs. Starting with the basic principles and components of the nervous system with sensory receptors, neurons and dendrites, and the skeletal muscle circuits the authors unfold the mystery of this communication with simple, elegant mathematical formulas to enhance your understanding of how the nervous system functions in complicated auditory and visual systems, and the brain. Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter!" Sponsored by: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Analysis Action potentials (Electrophysiology)
Biomedical engineering
Nervous system Mathematical models
Neural conduction Mathematical models
Nervous System physiology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Neural conduction -- Mathematical models
Action potentials (Electrophysiology)
Nervous system -- Mathematical models
Biomedical engineering.
Medical personnel.
Life sciences.
Biological models.
Mathematical models.
Physical sciences.
Nervous system.
Health Occupations
Musculoskeletal and Neural Physiological Phenomena
Biological Science Disciplines
Models, Biological
Models, Theoretical
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture
Natural Science Disciplines
Phenomena and Processes
Disciplines and Occupations
Biomedical Engineering
Models, Neurological
Nervous System
Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
Investigative Techniques
Technology, Industry, Agriculture
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Action Potentials
biomedical engineering.
biological sciences.
mathematical models.
physical sciences.
Action potentials (Electrophysiology)
Biomedical engineering.
Nervous system -- Mathematical models.
Neural conduction -- Mathematical models.
Medische fysica.
Sistema nervoso central.
Modèles mathématiques -- Système nerveux.
Form Electronic book
Author Deutsch, Alice
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
ISBN 9780470546864