# Statistical Field Theory for Neural Networks

This book presents a self-contained introduction to techniques from field theory applied to stochastic and collective dynamics in neuronal networks. These powerful analytical techniques, which are well established in other fields of physics, are the basis of current developments and offer solutions to pressing open problems in theoretical neuroscience and also machine learning. Les mer

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This book presents a self-contained introduction to techniques from field theory applied to stochastic and collective dynamics in neuronal networks. These powerful analytical techniques, which are well established in other fields of physics, are the basis of current developments and offer solutions to pressing open problems in theoretical neuroscience and also machine learning. They enable a systematic and quantitative understanding of the dynamics in recurrent and stochastic neuronal networks.

This book is intended for physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists and it is designed for self-study by researchers who want to enter the field or as the main text for a one semester course at advanced undergraduate or graduate level. The theoretical concepts presented in this book are systematically developed from the very beginning, which only requires basic knowledge of analysis and linear algebra.

This book is intended for physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists and it is designed for self-study by researchers who want to enter the field or as the main text for a one semester course at advanced undergraduate or graduate level. The theoretical concepts presented in this book are systematically developed from the very beginning, which only requires basic knowledge of analysis and linear algebra.

## Detaljer

- Forlag
- Springer Nature Switzerland AG
- Innbinding
- Paperback
- Språk
- Engelsk
- Sider
- 203
- ISBN
- 9783030464431
- Utgivelsesår
- 2020
- Format
- 24 x 16 cm

## Om forfatteren

Moritz Helias is group leader at the Julich Research Centre and assistant professor in the department of physics of the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He obtained his diploma in theoretical solid state physics at the University of Hamburg and his PhD in computational neuroscience at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Post-doctoral positions in RIKEN Wako-Shi, Japan and Julich Research Center followed. His main research interests are neuronal network dynamics and function, and their quantitative analysis with tools from statistical physics and field theory.

David Dahmen is a post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at the Julich Research Centre, Germany. He obtained his Master's degree in physics from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, working on effective field theory approaches to particle physics. Afterwards he moved to the field of computational neuroscience, where he received his PhD in 2017. His research comprises modeling, analysis and simulation of recurrent neuronal networks with special focus on development and knowledge transfer of mathematical tools and simulation concepts. His main interests are field-theoretic methods for random neural networks, correlations in recurrent networks, and modeling of the local field potential.

David Dahmen is a post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at the Julich Research Centre, Germany. He obtained his Master's degree in physics from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, working on effective field theory approaches to particle physics. Afterwards he moved to the field of computational neuroscience, where he received his PhD in 2017. His research comprises modeling, analysis and simulation of recurrent neuronal networks with special focus on development and knowledge transfer of mathematical tools and simulation concepts. His main interests are field-theoretic methods for random neural networks, correlations in recurrent networks, and modeling of the local field potential.