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Spring 2012-2013
NEU 537 / MOL 537 / PSY 517   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Computational Neuroscience and Computing Networks

Carlos D. Brody

An Introduction to the biophysics of nerve cells and synapses, the mathematical description of neural networks, and how neurons represent information. Course will survey computational modeling and data analysis methods for neuroscience. Topics will include representation of visual information, spatial navigation, short-term memory, and decision-making. Two 90-minute lectures, one laboratory. Lectures in common with MOL 437. Graduate students will carry out and write up an in-depth semester-long project.

Sample reading list:
Dayan, P. and Abbott, L., Theoretical Neuroscience
Ballard, D.H., Introduction to Natural Computation
Kandel, E., Schwartz, J. and Jessell, T., Principles of Neural Science

Reading/Writing assignments:
Problem sets, oral presentations, and a project paper.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41318 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
41319 B01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled