BMES 415 Systems Neuroscience and its Applications in Medicine and Engineering 3.0 Credits
Our perception and behavior are a result of computations performed by an astronomical number of densely connected neurons. Problems in these computations underlie many neurological diseases. Until recently it has been very difficult to understand neural computations at the level of single neurons. Recent progress in computation and breakthroughs in genetics and engineering has made it possible to understand macroscopic phenomenon like perception and behavior at the level of microscopic properties of single neurons. This course introduces students to the neuronal and circuit basis underlying sensory processing and perception, to neurological disorders that are result of incorrect neuronal processing, and to the application of these circuits to devices around us.
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATH 122 [Min Grade: D] and BMES 201 [Min Grade: D]