|A/Prof. Andrew P. Paplinski|
|Syllabus Details||Assignments and reports due dates||2004 version|
"The genetic code was cracked in the mid-20th century. The neural code will be cracked in the mid-21st. Genetic science has given way to its applications in biotechnology and bioengineering. Neuroscience is still up-and-coming, the next big thing. Furthermore, as genetic manipulations and basic neuroscience add more raw facts to the broth, the need for meaning, structure, and theory becomes greater and greater. Enough information is coming together that the next generation of computational neuroscientists will make the leap into understanding. That means grant money, prizes, and fancy dinners! (If the movies are a guide, it also means evil robots, mind control, and dystopia, but let's not ruin the moment.)"
Please note that the attendance at practical classes is
Demonstrate the results of your work to your tutor
Consultations: Friday, 10am-12, 75-190
Prac# Prac time Report due: 1 -- (w2,3) -- 10/08 (w4) 2 -- (w4,5) -- 24/08 (w6) 3 -- (w6,7) -- 07/09 (w8) 4 -- (w8,9) -- 21/09 (w10) 5 -- (w10,11) -- 12/10 (w12)
Prac 1 -- Basic computational tools and concepts
-- Model of Limulus Vision
Prac 3 -- Learning and self-organization
-- Associative Memory Networks
Scripts A : trnglDefB.m, pltSetB.m, Alzh.m
Scripts B : AlzhGUI.m, AlzhGUI.fig, trnglDef.m, HopfConv.m, plotSet.m
-- From soap to volts -- hardware of the brain
Table of contents
Introduction. Unit outline
Computational Neuroscience and You. Based on Lytton's Chapter 2.
Based on Lytton's Chapter 3: Basic Neuroscience:
Chapter 3 contents
Related figures (Big: 7 MB)
--- Introduction to artificial neural networks.
Related to/based on Lytton's Chapter 4.
Neurons of the world
--- Model of a simple vision system
Related to/based on Lytton's Chapter 8.
Learning and Self-Organization
Related to/based on Lytton's Chapter 9.
Related to/based on Lytton's Chapter 10.
From Soap to Volts —
Hardware of the brain
Related to/based on Lytton's Chapter 11.
Generation of Action Potential ---
Related to/based on Lytton's Chapter 12.
Compartment modeling --- Lytton's Chapter 13.
Some additions to sec.13.3: Chemical synapse modeling