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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello!

I know some people on the forum are computational neuroscientists (or related fields), and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good introductory book. One that goes step-by-step through how the equations come about and why they are the way they are. Rather than books that simply give the equations and say "...this models the neuron...", etc.

I'm guessing textbooks might be stronger on some topics than others. I found one that has a good introduction to the fundamentals of information theory quite well: the reasoning behind the equations, proofs, and so on; but it doesn't give a very good explanation of how neurons are modelled for some reason, and just tends to give the equations.

Anyone have any books they found particularly useful?

I know some people on the forum are computational neuroscientists (or related fields), and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good introductory book. One that goes step-by-step through how the equations come about and why they are the way they are. Rather than books that simply give the equations and say "...this models the neuron...", etc.

I'm guessing textbooks might be stronger on some topics than others. I found one that has a good introduction to the fundamentals of information theory quite well: the reasoning behind the equations, proofs, and so on; but it doesn't give a very good explanation of how neurons are modelled for some reason, and just tends to give the equations.

Anyone have any books they found particularly useful?