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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)

    Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale)

    Larry Abbott (Columbia)

    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. https://www.amazon.com/Theoretical-...926264?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178681420&sr=8-1"

    Or the more advanced book by Cristoph Koch "Biophysics of Computation"
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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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