Synopses & Reviews
Mathematical Psychology and Psychophysiology promotes an understanding of the mind and its neural substrates by applying interdisciplinary approaches to issues concerning behavior and the brain. The contributions present model from many disciplines that share common, conceptual, functional, or mechanistic substrates and summarize recent models and data from neural networks, mathematical genetics, psychoacoustics, olfactory coding, visual perception, measurement, psychophysics, cognitive development, and other areas.
The contributors to Mathematical Psychology and Psychophysiology show the conceptual and mathematical interconnectedness of several approaches to the fundamental scientific problem of understanding mind and brain. The book's interdisciplinary approach permits a deeper understanding of theoretical advances as it formally structures a broad overview of the data.
Table of Contents
The visual system does a crude Fourier analysis of patterns / Norma Graham -- Invariant properties of masking phenomena in psychoacoustics and their theoretical consequences / Geoffrey J. Iverson and Michael Pavel -- A neural mechanism for generalization over equivalent stimuli in the olfactory system / Walter J. Freeman -- Differential equations for the development of topolonpcal nerve fibre projections / Ch. von der Malsburg and D.J. Willshaw -- Normal and abnormal signal patterns in nerve cells / Gail A. Carpenter -- The law of large numbers in neural modelling / Stuart Geman -- Adaptive resonance in development, perception, and cognition / Stephen Grossberg -- Psychophysiological substrates of schedule interactions and behavioral contrast / Stephen Grossberg -- Sociobiological variations on a Mendelian theme / M. Frank Norman -- A "psychological" proof that certain Markov semigroups preserve differentiability / M. Frank Norman -- Axiomatic measurement theory / R. Duncan Luce and Louis Narens -- Optimal decision rules for some common psychophysical paradigms / David L. Noreen -- Models of binocular vision / George Sperling -- Reaction time distributions predicted by serial self-terminating models of memory search / Dirk Vorberg.