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Physics and neuroscience

  1. May 8, 2007 #1
    I was wondering if anyone out there knows someone who is involved in both fields? I'm curious if there is any areas of neuroscience that a physicist would be involved in, it sounds like it would be an interesting area of study.

    Thanks :approve:
     
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  3. May 8, 2007 #2

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  5. May 8, 2007 #4
    There are lots of neuroscientists with primary training in physics.

    Some top people are:

    Terry Sejnowski (Salk institute) http://www.salk.edu/faculty/faculty/details.php?id=48

    Tomaso Poggio (MIT)
    http://cbcl.mit.edu/cbcl/people/poggio/poggio-cv-web.htm

    Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale)
    http://info.med.yale.edu/bbs/faculty/wan_xi.html

    Larry Abbott (Columbia)
    http://neurotheory.columbia.edu/larry.html

    and many others.

    If you are interested in this area I recommend taking a look at Peter Dayan and Larry Abbott's textbook "Theoretical Neuroscience", It seems to be the standard text. http://www.amazon.com/Theoretical-Neuroscience-Computational-Mathematical-Modeling/dp/0262541858/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-0830133-0926264?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178681420&sr=8-1

    Or the more advanced book by Cristoph Koch "Biophysics of Computation"
    http://www.amazon.com/Biophysics-Computation-Information-Computational-Neuroscience/dp/0195181999/ref=pd_bbs_3/103-0830133-0926264?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178681420&sr=8-3
     
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  6. May 8, 2007 #5
    the physics of how neurons go through their functions would be a nice topic for you
     
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