NBIO 490

Seminar course in computational neuroscience

Open to all, no particular prerequisites except a curious mind!

Meets 1.30pm Fridays in EEB003.

Homework submission link

Draft schedule for Autumn 2017:

9/30   Adrienne FairhallCoding principles in sensory systems

10/6    Eric Shea-Brown: Math in neuroscience

10/13  John Tuthill: How the brain keeps track of the body

10/20  Merav Stern: Learning in mice & models

10/27   Chet Moritz: Brain-computer interfaces

11/3   Tom Daniel: Learning from flight

11/10 No class: Veteran’s Day

11/17 Bing Brunton: Big data approaches in neuroscience

12/1  Fred RiekeDeciphering the retina

12/7   Beth Buffalo: Attention and learning


 


Schedule for Autumn 2016:

9/30   Adrienne Fairhall:  Coding principles in sensory systems

10/7    Eric Shea-Brown: Math in neuroscience

10/14 Jeff Riffell: Olfactory coding and behavior in insects

10/21  Anitha Pasupathy: Processing in high-level vision 

10/28   Chet Moritz: Brain-computer interfaces

11/4   Bing Brunton: Big data approaches in neuroscience

11/09 No class: Veteran’s Day

11/18 John Tuthill: Feeling in flies

12/2  Shawn Olsen: The Allen Brain Observatory

12/8   Beth Buffalo: Attention and learning


 


Schedule for Autumn 2016:

9/30   Adrienne Fairhall:  Coding principles in sensory systems

10/7    Eric Shea-Brown: Math in neuroscience

10/14 Jeff Riffell: Olfactory coding and behavior in insects

10/21  Anitha Pasupathy: Processing in high-level vision 

10/28   Chet Moritz: Brain-computer interfaces

11/4   Bing Brunton: Big data approaches in neuroscience

11/09 No class: Veteran’s Day

11/18 John Tuthill: Feeling in flies

12/2  Shawn Olsen: The Allen Brain Observatory

12/8   Beth Buffalo: Attention and learning


Schedule for Autumn 2015:

10/2   Adrienne Fairhall:  Coding principles in sensory systems

10/9   Ione FineWhat will the world look like with a bionic eye?

10/16  Jeff Riffell: Olfactory coding and behavior in insects

10/23    Beth Buffalo: Attention and learning

10/30  Eric Shea-Brown: Cortical computation

11/6    Fred RiekeRepurposing neural circuitry

11/13  Eli Shlizerman: The mathematics of olfaction

11/20  Bing Brunton: Big data approaches in neuroscience

12/4 David Gire: Navigating with olfaction

12/11 Jay RubinsteinUsing biophysics to design cochlear implants


Schedule for Autumn 2014:

9/25   Stephen Smith (at the Comp Neuro Connection): Probing human cell types at the Allen Institute

10/3    Adrienne Fairhall: Coding and computation in sensory systems

10/10  Fred RiekeRepurposing neural circuitry

10/17  Jeff Riffell: Olfactory coding and behavior in insects

10/24  Bing Brunton: Big data approaches in neuroscience

10/31   Wyeth Bair: Computer models of the visual cortex – a cloud-based approach

11/7   Beth Buffalo: Learning and memory in primates

11/14  Jay RubinsteinUsing biophysics to design cochlear implants

11/21  Chet Moritz:   Hacking the central nervous system: Can electronic devices replace the damaged brain or spinal cord?

12/5  Shawn Olsen: High-throughput tools to analyze cortical circuitry


Schedule for Autumn 2013:

9/27    Beth Buffalo (at the Comp Neuro Connection): Attention and learning

10/4    Adrienne Fairhall: Coding and computation in sensory systems

10/11  David PerkelCircuits for vocal learning in songbirds

10/18  KC Lee: Imaging the perception of sound

10/25  Anitha Pasupathy: Processing in high-level vision 

11/1   Wyeth BairDeconstructing the visual system

11/8  Jay RubinsteinUsing biophysics to design cochlear implants

11/15  Rajesh RaoBrain-computer interfacing

11/22  Jeff RiffellOlfactory coding and behavior in insects

12/7  Fred RiekeRepurposing neural circuitry

11/14  Jay RubinsteinUsing biophysics to design cochlear implants

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