By Robert E. Kass, Uri T. Eden, Emery N. Brown
Continual advancements in facts assortment and processing have had a huge effect on mind examine, generating info units which are usually huge and intricate. by means of emphasizing a number of basic rules, and a handful of ubiquitous options, Analysis of Neural Data offers a unified remedy of analytical tools that experience turn into crucial for modern researchers. through the e-book rules are illustrated with greater than a hundred examples drawn from the literature, starting from electrophysiology, to neuroimaging, to behaviour. via demonstrating the commonality between numerous statistical methods the authors give you the an important instruments for gaining wisdom from different varieties of info. geared toward experimentalists with basically high-school point arithmetic, in addition to computationally-oriented neuroscientists who've restricted familiarity with data, Analysis of Neural Data serves as either a self-contained creation and a reference work.
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Analysis of Neural Data by Robert E. Kass, Uri T. Eden, Emery N. Brown