Lecture Series, 14./15./17. September 2009
Richard Kempter, Jakob Heinzle, Susanne Schreiber, Martin Nawrot
Prof. Dr. Richard Kempter
Dr. Jakob Heinzle
Dr. Susanne Schreiber
Prof. Dr. Martin Nawrot
Dates: 14/15/17 September 2009
Morning lectures: 9:15-10:45h and 11:00-12:30h
Afternoon lectures: 13:30-15:00 and 15:15-16:45h
A break of up to 15 minutes might be added to each lecture. A slightly different schedule can be agreed upon on a day-by-day basis.
Lecture Hall of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neurosciences Berlin, Haus 6, Philippstr. 13.
Some basic math on the level of a high-school diploma / Abitur, i.e. elementary functions such as cosine, sine, and the exponential function is necessary. You should be able to calculate derivatives, and you should know what an integral is. You should be able to solve simple equations with one unknown. Please consult your old math school books or some elementary algebra books. Familiarity with some basic neuroscience concepts is also required. For instance, we assume that you know what a neuron is.
Tentative Schedule and Course Material:
You might want to check this web page occasionally for updates.
|Mathematics||Exercises, Solutions||Jakob Heinzle|
|14.09.||Morning 1||Introduction to Computational Neuroscience||Introduction||Richard Kempter|
|Morning 2||Models of single neurons (membranes, integrate-and-fire)||Membranes and IaF||Jakob Heinzle|
|Afternoon 1||Models of single neurons (type I and II, McCulloch-Pitts)||Jakob Heinzle|
|Afternoon 2||The neural code||Neural Code||Richard Kempter|
|15.09.||Morning 1||Models of single neurons (Hodgkin-Huxley)||Hodgkin-Huxley||Susanne Schreiber|
|Morning 2||Models of single neurons (resonance and oscillations)||Susanne Schreiber|
|Afternoon 1||Models of neural networks (feed-forward)||Networks||Richard Kempter|
|Afternoon 2||Models of neural networks (recurrent)||Richard Kempter|
|17.09.||Morning 1||Models and analysis of spike trains||Martin Nawrot|
|Morning 2||Models and analysis of spike trains||Martin Nawrot|
|Afternoon 1||Models of plasticity||Plasticity||Richard Kempter|
|Afternoon 2||Models of plasticity||Richard Kempter|
P. Dayan and L.F. Abbott (2001) Theoretical Neuroscience. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Mark F. Bear, Barry Connors, and Michael Paradiso (2001) Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD.
Thomas P. Trappenberg (2002) Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.Churchland, P. & Sejnowski, T. (1994). The Computational Brain. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.