EE585 Spring 2014: Neural Computation


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Course outline

Date Topic Reading Related Assignment
Tu Apr 3 Defining neural computation and biomedical applications of neural computation Nicolelis 2003; Giszter et al.; Simeral et al. PS 1
Th Apr 5 Electrical signalling in the nervous system; neural computation applications Supplement on Electrophysiology (Purves et al.); Dayan and Abbott 5.1-5.3; Nicolelis 2003 (Perspective on BMIs supplement) PS 1
Tu Apr 10 An introduction to computational algorithms used in neural prostheses Giszter et al.; Simeral et al.; Berger et al.; Asher et al. PS 1
Th Apr 12 An introduction to computational algorithms used in neural prostheses Simeral et al; Berger et al. PS1
T Apr 17 Modelling neuron output; Anatomical mapping of sensory spaces Somatosensory encoding supplement; Visual encoding supplement PS 2
Th Apr 19 Anatomical mapping of sensory spaces; characterizing neuron firing Somatosensory encoding supplement; Visual encoding supplement; Dayan and Abbott 1.1­-1.4, 2.2, 7.2 PS 2
T Apr 24 Characterizing neuron firing Dayan and Abbott 1.1­-1.4, 2.2, 7.2 PS 2
Th Apr 26 Characterizing neuron firing, tuning curves. Dayan and Abbott 1.1­-1.4, 2.2, 7.2; Georgopoulos et al PS 2
T May 1 Population vectors. Dayan and Abbott 1.2, 3.3; Georgopoulos et al PS 3
Th May 3 Population vectors. Dayan and Abbott 1.2, 3.3; Georgopoulos et al PS 3
T May 8 Optimal linear filtering Dayan and Abbott 2.2, 2.9; Wessberg and Nicolelis PS 3
Th May 10 Optimal linear filtering Dayan and Abbott 2.2, 2.9; Wessberg and Nicolelis PS 3
T May 15 Midterm exam
Th May 17 Detecting spike patterns Fellous et al. 2004; Supplement on PCA by J. Schlens PS 4
T May 22 Guest lecture by Prof. Gerald Loeb on neuromuscular control and spinal regulators
Th May 24 Guest lecture by Prof. Jim Weiland on the retinal prosthesis
T May 29 Guest lecture by Prof. Francisco Valero-Cuevas on muscle synergies and redundancy Kutch & Valero-Cuevas 2011; Kutch & Valero-Cuevas 2012
Th May 31 Guest lecture by Prof. Norberto Grzywacz on re-engineering the retina Lee et al. 2011
T June 5 Detecting spike patterns Fellous et al. 2004; Supplement on PCA by J. Schlens
Th June 7 Journal paper presentations