Brains, Minds, and Computers - Fall 2008

(ECEN 4831/5831)

Course Description


Selections From: E. R. Kandel, J. H. Schwartz, and T. M. Jessel, Principles of Neural Science, fourth edition, published by McGraw Hill, plus journal articles and reprints on reserve in the Math/Engineering library.

Time and location:

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00-12:15, ECCS 1B14 (small CAETE classroom)


Howard Wachtel

Office: Engineering Center Office Tower, OT 433
   Phone: (303) 492-7713
   Fax: (303) 492-2758
   E-mail: or

Guest lecturer:

Dave Beeman

Office: Engineering Center ECEE 124
   Phone: (303) 492-2852
   Fax: (303) 492-2758
   WWW Home Page:

Course Information and Materials

We will be adding to this list throughout the semester. To get a rough idea of some of the things that we will be doing later on, see the Fall 2007 Course Information. Note that the two week unit on Artificial Neural Nets has been replaced by a unit on recording and using neural signals from the brain.

Material for Oct. 2 - 14 lectures:

Lecture notes for Prof. Beeman's lectures

Some related links and documents