Information Processing in the Brain
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Bioteknik 300 hp (civilingenjör)
The topic of this master’s thesis is information processing in the brain. The basic principles and mechanisms of the brains information processing are not known despite the wealth of knowledge about the brain. By combining the insights from biology, computer science and other levels of science the problem can be approached from a different perspective. The results of the analysis can be divided into two areas. The way neurons are organised together and the way neurons are organised internally. Together one way neurons are organised is in small groups that perform basic functions and interact with other groups. Internally there are two systems, one regular system in the dendrites that continuously process information and one meta information system in the soma that is used to update the regular system in the dendrites. The conclusions are tentative but have support from the literature and show a substantial degree of internal cohesion. Further studies could shed more light on the topic.
Livsvetenskaper , Grundläggande vetenskaper , Hållbar utveckling , Innovation och entreprenörskap (nyttiggörande) , Hälsovetenskaper , Medicinsk bioteknologi , Annan medicin och hälsovetenskap , Life Science , Basic Sciences , Sustainable Development , Innovation & Entrepreneurship , Health Sciences , Medical Biotechnology , Other Medical Sciences