I've previously studied spiking neural networks in the context of machine learning applications and I'm interested in gaining a better understanding of the biology of the brain. My goal is to investigate different models for learning.
I am looking for a book within training material that describes the low level bio-chemistry of neurons and how the learning process works. I'm not sure if that is a well understood topic yet; I would also be interested in papers discussing the topic.
There are a few questions which I'm interested in and hope to answer by reading said material:
- Does the brain use local or global information for learning?
- What brain functions are important to learning?
- What are the advantages of having a neural gap?
- Can neural transmitters produced by a synaptic cleft affect nearby neurons?
- How does myelination affect how babies learn?