Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2015

     

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ELEC 488 001 (CRN: 13809)

THEORETICAL NEUROSCIENCE I

Long Title: THEORETICAL NEUROSCIENCE I: BIOPHYSICAL MODELING OF CELLS AND CIRCUITS
Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Instructors:
Gabbiani, Fabrizio A.
Cox, Steven J.
Meeting: 2:30PM - 3:45PM TR (24-AUG-2015 - 4-DEC-2015) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
 
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required)
Section Enrolled: 1
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 0
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 13
Enrollment data as of: 16-APR-2024 9:52PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Final Exam Unknown
 
Description: This course introduces current theoretical methods used to model the properties of nerve cells and the processing of information by neuronal networks. Concrete examples that can be implemented using MATLAB will be emphasized. The starting point is the passive cable properties of single neurons and the Hodgkin-Huxley model of action potential generation. Subsequently, models of synaptic transmission and active properties of dendritic trees will be considered. This will be followed by stochastic properties of single neurons and information encoding using mean and instantaneous firing rates in visual neurons. Finally, methods to analyze phase-locking and activity in populations of cells as well as learning algorithms will be considered. Cross-list: CAAM 415, NEUR 415, CAAM 615, NEUR 615. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 211 OR CAAM 335.