Computational Neuroscience

Course Code :2070FBDBMW
Study domain:Biomedical Sciences
Academic year:2016-2017
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:36
Credits:5
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Michele Giugliano

3. Course contents *

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  • Introduction to Neural Computation and Overview
  • Neuroelectronics: the building blocks of quantitative neurobiology
  • Refresher on Elementary Mathematics: linear differential equations
  • An elementary introduction to numerical simulations
  • The Hodgkin-Huxley  Model of Excitability: an intuitive analysis
  • Non-deterministic Excitability: ion channel flickering and noise
  • Simplified point-neuron Models: reducing the complexity
  • Models of Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity: connecting neurons
  • Simplified Models of Networks: from microscopic to mesoscopic