This short course provides a week long introduction to the field of computational neuroscience. Theoretical studies of brain functions have focused on the information processing properties of individual neurons, neural circuits and networks, and systems. Computational neuroscience seeks to study these functions as revealed by neurophysiological experiments through computational means, and, as such, is high interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary. Our program brings together experimentalist, modelers, and theoreticians to illustrate the diverse approaches and disciplines that make up computational neuroscience.
The 2013 SJTU short course is sponsored by the SJTU Institute of Natural Sciences, the SJTU Zhiyuan College, and the Chinese Society for Neuroscience (Committee on Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering).
12/16-21 Short course lectures
12/18 Computational lab
12/20 [Afternoon] Student presentations
Room 601, Pao Yue-Kong Library, Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
From the short course, we will select students to attend the 2014 Cold Spring Harbor Asia Summer School on Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience.
Please send your application form (as e-mail attachment) to email@example.com by Dec. 14, 2012, with the subject line “Computational Neuroscience Winter Short Course Application — Your name”. Approved applicants will be notified by email. Please print the application form with signature, and submit it on registration day.
Space is limited to 50 students. Preference is given to, but not limited to, applicants with a basic understanding of ordinary differential equations and probability and a working knowledge of Matlab.
No registration fee. Participants should cover their own lodging and meals.
December 15, 2013, Room 608, Pao-Yue Kong Library, Minhang Campus, Institute of Natural Sciences (INS), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 800 Dong Chuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai 200240 P.R. China
1) Introduction to Computational
2) Recurrent neural microcircuits and cognition
|14:00-17:00||Zheng Wang||MRI-based structural and functional connectome in health and disease|
|17-Dec||9:00-12:00||Louis Tao||1) The Hodgkin-Huxley Neuronal Model|
|14:00-17:00||Louis Tao||2) A Short History of V1|
|18-Dec||9:00-12:00||Dajun Xing||Functional differences of the laminae in the primary visual cortex (V1)|
|14:00-17:00||Computer Lab (Room 200, 2nd Floor, Department of Mathematics, SJTU)|
|19-Dec||9:00-12:00||Douglas Zhou||Dynamics and Analysis of the HH Neuron|
|14:00-17:00||Haishan Yao||Neural computations in primary visual cortex (experimental studies)|
1) Dopamine exerts effects on spatial and temporal correlation of
retinal ganglion cells’ firing activities
2) Involvement of thalamus in epileptic seizures induced by pilocarpine in mice
|21-Dec||9:00-12:00||Zhaoping Li||A theory of the primary visual cortex and its experimental test|
Sandy NIE (firstname.lastname@example.org)