Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Analyzing the brain

Peter Gouras a1
a1 Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032


Neural organization describes an approach to analyzing neural function in anatomically defined subsystems in the brain, the hippocampus, cerebellum, sensory systems, thalamus, basal ganglia, and cerebral cortex, combining information on neurocircuitry with mathematical models that link structure with function. It is an up-to-date source on the major schemes and background for neural modeling of the central nervous system and is combined with a Web site that includes tutorials and on-line modeling possibilities.