Prof. Arunava Banerjee
Office: CSE E436.
Office hours: Wednesday 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Textbook: Theoretical Neuroscience, Dayan and Abbott,
MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-04199-5.
Neuroscience Reference: Fundamental Neuroscieence, Zigmond, Bloom, Landis, Roberts, and Squire, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-780870-1.
The goal of Computational Neuroscience is to acquire a formal understanding of how the brain works. This course is aimed at giving an overview of the field. In addition to particular issues, we shall take a tour through some essential neurobiology and a couple of mathematical areas. The targeted audience is students who wish to conduct research in this field, although any body interested in acquainting themselves with the area is welcome to attend. Although there will be a text that we shall (loosely) follow (Theoretical Neuroscience by Dayan & Abbott; available as an e-book thru the UF library system), a large portion of the course will involve material from disparate sources (other books, articles etc.)
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Spring classes end on Apr 21st. Final Project due on Apr 20th (Tuesday)
Final Project due date extended to Monday Apr 26th.
Academic Dishonesty: See http://www.dso.ufl.edu/judicial/honestybrochure.htm for Academic Honesty Guidelines. All academic dishonesty cases will be handled through the University of Florida Honor Court procedures as documented by the office of Student Services, P202 Peabody Hall. You may contact them at 392-1261 for a "Student Judicial Process: Guide for Students" pamphlet.
Students with Disabilities: Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
List of Topics covered
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|Jan 11 - Jan 17||
||Homework 1 due Feb 5.|
|Jan 18 - Jan 24||
||Part I of Theoretical Project due.|
|Jan 25 - Jan 31||
|Feb 1 - Feb 7||
|Feb 8 - Feb 14||
||Homework 2 due Mar 2.|
|Feb 15 - Feb 21||
|Feb 22 - Feb 28||
|Feb 29 - Mar 6||
||Homework 3 due Mar 18.|
|Mar 7 - Mar 13||
|Mar 14 - Mar 20||
|Mar 21 - Mar 27||
|Mar 28 - Apr 3||
|Apr 4 - Apr 10||
|Apr 11 - Apr 20||
||Fourier Series, experimental neuroscience.|