BIOE 480 - INTRO TO NEUROENGINEERING
Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO NEUROENGINEERING: MEASURING AND MANIPULATING NEURAL ACTIVITY
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111 OR PHYS 125 OR PHYS 141) AND (PHYS 102 OR PHYS 112 OR PHYS 126 OR PHYS 142)
Description: Neuroengineering is an emerging discipline focused on measuring and manipulating the activity of the brain and nervous system. Using the language of physics and engineering, this course serves as an introduction to neuroengineering to students who may have little or no prior biology training. The course begins by describing how ion channels, membrane potentials, action potentials, and synapses represent information within the brain. Students will then learn a variety of techniques to model this behavior, and modern methods to measure and manipulate neural activity using electrical, optical, and genetic techniques. Students will be expected to be familiar with voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, RC circuits, and statistical mechanics. Homework assignments will require the use of Matlab. Cross-list: ELEC 480.