BM590: COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE. FALL 2009 SYLLABUS Instructor: Doç.Dr. Burak Güçlü Office: A2-12; Phone: (216) 5163467; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Class hours: Th. 9-12; Location: AZ19 Office hours: By appointment Textbook: Spikes, decisions, and actions: The dynamical foundations of neuroscience, H.R. Wilson, Oxford, 1999 Theoretical neuroscience: Computational and mathematical modeling of neural systems, P.Dayan and L.F. Abbott, MIT Press, 2001. References: Principles of Neural Science, E.R. Kandel et al., McGraw Hill/Appleton&Lange, 2000 The Neuron: Cell and molecular biology, I.B. Levitan and L.K. Kaczmarek, Oxford, 1997 Cellular Physiology of Nerve and Muscle, G.G. Matthews, Blackwell, 2003 Neurobiology, G.M. Shepherd, Oxford, 1994 Grading: Homework 80%, Classwork: 20% Prerequisite: None Additional information: 1) This is a new course with selected topics. The topics will be selected according to the classwork performance. 2) The course is aimed for graduate students who would like to supplement their research work with computational techniques. 3) The textbooks are mandatory. Additional class notes and journal articles will be provided. 4) The course will be conducted similar to a workshop. Each student should bring a notebook computer for performing the classwork. 5) Computational exercises will be mostly performed in MATLAB. Basic computer skills are essential.