Neural Organization, Structure, Function, and Dynamics
Michael A. Arbib, 1998

Part I. Overviews

Chapter 1. The Many Themes of Neural Organization

1.1 Structure

1.2 Function

1.3 Dynamics

Chapter 2. A Structural Overview

2.1 An Embryological Perspective on Neural Structure and Motility

2.2 The Modular Architectonics Principle

2.3 Multiple Models of Modularity

Chapter 3. A Functional Overview

3.1 Schema Theory and Functional Neuroscience

3.2 Schemas for Rana computatrix

3.3 Schemas for Saccades

3.4 Schemas for Reaching and Grasping

3.5 Representing Space and Time

Chapter 4. A Dynamical Overview

4.1 Neurodynamical System Theory

4.2 Oscillatory Behavior in Neural Systems

4.3 Chaotic Behavior in Neural Systems: Some Facts and Models

4.4 Self-Organization and the Development of the Neural System

4.5 Learning Rules

Part II. Interacting Systems of the Brain

Chapter 5. The Olfactory System

5.1 Anatomical Organization

5.2 Electrical Patterns in the Olfactory Bulb and Olfactory Cortex

5.3 Development, Learning, and Memory in the Olfactory System

Chapter 6. Hippocampus

6.1 Anatomical Organization

6.2 Electrical Activity Patterns

6.3 Brain States and Long-Term Potentiation

6.4 Hippocampal Function and Cognitive Maps

6.5 Hippocampal Function and Human Memory

Chapter 7. Thalamus

7.1 Nuclei of the Thalamus

7.2 Thalamus and Sensory Systems

7.3 Thalamocortical Loops and Cooperative Computation

Chapter 8. Cerebral Cortex

8.1 Structural Overview

8.2 Primary Visual Cortex: The Paradigm of Modular Architectonics

8.3 Thalamocortical Oscillators

8.4 Frontoparietal Interactions

8.5 Learning of Coordinated Behaviors

8.6 From Action-Oriented Perception to Cognition

Chapter 9. Cerebellum

9.1 Phylogeny and Ontogeny of the Cerebellum

9.2 Structural Organization of the Cerebellar Cortex and Nuclei

9.3 The Cerebellum as a Learning Machine

9.4 Cerebellar Adaptation of Movement Generation

9.5 The Cerebellum and Mental Activity

Chapter 10. Basal Ganglia

10.1 Structure of the Basal Ganglia

10.2 Diseases of the Basal Ganglia

10.3 Self-Reorganization of the Striatum

10.4 Role of Basal Ganglia in Saccade Control

10.5 Roles of the Basal Ganglia in Motor Coordination and Learning

Chapter 11. Prospects for a Neuroscience of Cognition

11.1 Following the Threads: The Book in Perspective

11.2 Multiple Levels, Multiple Methodologies, and the Need for Their Integration

11.3 Implications and Outlook for Cognitive Neuroscience

Part III. Appendices

Appendix A. Neural Simulation Language

Appendix B. Brain Models on the Web

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