Brains, Minds, and Computers - Spring 2011

(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, 2:00-3:15, ECCS 1B28 (large 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 2009 Course Information.

  • Revised Course Outline (MS Word format)

  • Grading Scheme

  • Syllabus and Reading Assignments for March 8 - March 17 (PDF file to view with Acrobat Reader.) These were handed out in class on March 3.

  • Summary of the Hodgkin-Huxley model You should have a printed version of this with you during the March 10 lecture.

  • Presentation Proposal Assignment (for graduate students) due March 31

  • Some Advice on Oral Presentations

  • Information about Exam II

    Material for March 8 - 17 lectures:

    Lectures on Computational Neuroscience (notes for Prof. Beeman's lectures)

    Some related links and documents