Glaser, D. A.
Most widely held works by D. A Glaser
Exploring brain functions : models in neuroscience : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Exploring Brain Functions: Models in Neuroscience, Berlin, 1991 September 29-October 4 by Dahlem Workshop on Exploring Brain Functions: Models in Neuroscience ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
The bubble chamber, bioengineering, business consulting, and neurobiology : oral history transcript / c2006 by D. A Glaser ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Discusses family background and education, work on the bubble chamber, career shift to biology, and his present research in neurobiology. His role as founder of and scientific advisor to Cetus Corporation and other companies is also documented.
Exploring brain functions : models in neuroscience : Dahlem workshop : Papers and reports ( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The momentum distribution of charged cosmic ray particles near sea level by D. A Glaser ( Book )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
What can we see, how do we see it, and why do we see things that aren't there by D. A Glaser ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Prof. Donald Glaser talks about the human visual system which contains 10 ̂11 neurons, of which one third are devoted to vision alone. We know the wiring diagram and the psychophysics of the system quite well, but we don't understand the meaning of the inter-neuronal signals. Since each neuron receives trains of random voltage spikes from about 10 ̂4 other neurons, the traffic is noisy and intense and yet we see the world as stable, clear, and gapless. He summarizes the wiring diagram (anatomy), the conventional bag of tricks theory of how the system works (which he things is wrong), and outlines the alternative model, the Excitable Nueronal Array, which is a simple neural network characterized by a small number of parameters. The dynamic properties of the ENA can account for perception of motion, depth, and perhaps other visual abilities. Finally, he shows some static pictures in which illusory motion is seen. The model accounts for these illusions as a consequence of statistical voltage fluctuations, analogous to stochastic resonance in a noisy brain, in which noise is otherwise nearly always suppressed.
Bioengineering--Research Bubble chambers California--Berkeley Cetus Corporation Conference proceedings Interviews Neurobiology--Research Neurophysiology--Research--Methodology Physics--Research Universities and colleges--Faculty University of California, Berkeley.--Dept. of Physics Vision--Physiological aspects