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Welcome to CSE/NEUBEH 528

Computational Neuroscience

Winter 2017

Rajesh Rao and Adrienne Fairhall (Instructors)


Rich Pang (TA)

WF 11:00-12:20pm, Russell Hall 204 (1414 NE 42nd St.)

This course provides an introduction to basic computational methods for understanding what nervous systems do and for determining how they function. We will explore the computational principles governing various aspects of vision, sensory-motor control, learning, and memory. Specific topics that will be covered include representation of information by spiking neurons, processing of information in neural circuits, and algorithms for adaptation and learning. We will make use of Matlab demonstrations and exercises to gain a deeper understanding of concepts and methods introduced in the course. (Prerequisites: Familiarity with basic concepts in calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and probability theory).

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02/07/17: Homework 3 assigned (due 02/19/17)

01/25/17: Homework 2 assigned (due 02/03/17)

01/13/17: Homework 1 assigned (due 01/24/17)

01/04/17: Homework 0 assigned (no need to turn in)

01/04/17: First day of class: Welcome!

03/10/17: Last day of class

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