Instructor: Odelia Schwartz (odelia at cs miami edu)
Tues, Thurs 12:30-1:45
Room, Dooly Memorial 211 (Tuesdays)
Room, Ungar 305 (Thursday computer labs)Description:The brain is an intriguing system, and understanding how it works is increasingly becoming a cross disciplinary effort, combining computational tools with biological and psychological data. This course will introduce students to the field of computational neuroscience, including the analysis and modeling of neural systems. We will address models of how, why, and what, neural systems are doing; from the level of single neurons through to populations of neurons and perception and behavior. We will also make some connections with approaches in machine learning. The course will include lectures, along with some paper discussions and computer tutorials in Matlab.Prerequisites: Statistics/probability, calculus 1 and 2; or permission from instructor. No prior experience in programming or biology/neuroscience are required.