Brains, Minds, and Computers

(ECEN 4831/5831)

Course Description

This course addresses several fundamental Neuroscience issues from an Engineering viewpoint:

The initial portion of the course will explore the nervous system from a "neural nanotechnology" standpoint. The course thus first approaches brain function at the molecular and cellular level, then builds to the neural network, sensory information processing and memory inscription levels. Realistic neural simulations are featured, with a brief treatment of more abstract approaches, such as artificial neural networks.

Note to ECE students pursuing the Bioengineering option

This course satisfies the requirements of the ECE Bioengineering Option whereby ECE technical elective credit can be earned for courses in Biology and Chemistry. (For details of this option consult the catalog and/or the ECE Dept. Biomedical Engineering Advisor.)