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Comment author: diegocaleiro 18 February 2011 10:11:26PM 0 points [-]

I would like a general introduction to Programming.

Computational Neuroscience would also be great..... though the field is kind of new....

Comment author: kjmiller 08 October 2011 03:24:35PM 0 points [-]

Theoretical Neuroscience by Dayan and Abbot is a fantastic introduction to comp neuro, from single-neuron models like Hodgkin-Huxley through integrate-and-fire and connectionist (including Hopfield) nets up to things like perceptrons, reinforcement learning models. Requires some comfort with Calculus.
Computational Exploration in Cog Neuro by Randall O'Reilly purports to cover the similar material on a slightly more basic level, including lots of programming exercises. I've only skimmed it, but it looks pretty good. Kind of old, though, supposedly Randy's working on a new edition that should be out soon.