Simulating Nerves and Networks

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Science  06 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5391, pp. 1055
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5391.1055

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Methods in Neuronal Modeling From Ions to Networks (2nd ed.). Christof Koch and Idan Segev, Eds. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1998. 687 pp. $60. ISBN 0-262-11231-0.

The seven new and seven extensively revised chapters in this summary of computational neuroscience techniques provide a firm foundation for simulating the function of neurons and neural circuits. The authors have made important progress towards effectively constraining models with biological detail at a cellular level.