COMP 386: Computational Neuroscience

Introduces computational methods to understand neural processing in the brain.

Credit Hours

3

Prerequisites

COMP 150 or COMP 170 or Instructor Consent

Description

Introduces computational methods to understand neural processing in the brain. Levels of representation from low-level, temporally precise neural circuits to systems-level rate-encoded models, to information-theoretic approaches. Emphasis on sensory systems, primarily vision and audition, most readily demonstrating the need for such computational techniques.

Outcome

Appreciation that many aspects of neuroscience cannot be understood without appropriate mathematical or computational frameworks, and ability to adeptly apply these frameworks in the various domains of neuroscience.