I defended my PhD thesis in computational neuroscience the 9th of July 2007 at Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life sciences. The thesis title was Extracellular potentials in the brain and the underlying neural activity.
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In my PhD project the relationship between the electric fields in the brain and the underlying neural (brain cell) activity was studied. The experimental basis for my study was executed by Anders Dale's neuroimaging group at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). They recorded electric fields in the rat brain, evoked by flicking the rat's whiskers. However, since neurons are quite similar from humans to animals, the study of the rat's brain will also teach us quite a bit on how the human brain works.
The question is: What can these extracellular measured potential tell us about the function of the brain? Download my thesis here.
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