Introduction to neuroscience

  • Enseignement

    Détails

    Faculté Faculté des sciences et de médecine
    Domaine Neurosciences digitales
    Code UE-SDN.00001
    Langues Anglais
    Type d'enseignement Cours
    Cursus Master
    Semestre(s) SA-2022

    Horaires et salles

    Horaire résumé Jeudi 08:15 - 10:00, Hebdomadaire, PER 09, salle 0.114 (Semestre d'automne)
    Struct. des horaires 2h during 14 weeks
    Heures de contact 28

    Enseignement

    Responsables
    Enseignants
    Description

    This class provides a basic introduction to the field of neuroscience. In the first four lectures, the instructor will cover basic topics in neuroscience.

    For the remaining lectures, the students will be paired up (to fully profit from the interdisciplinary background of students, ideally one student with a background in computer science and another student with a background in natural science) to present one of four selected chapters from the book “23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience” by van Hemmen and Sejnowski from Oxford University Press. This book identified the 23 basic problems in (systems) neuroscience that are thought to shape the field in the 21st century, in analogy to the 23 Hilbert Problems in Mathematics to be tackled in the 20th century. I will give a brief general introduction to the topic followed by the presentation by the students.

    In the week following the presentation of the problem / chapter, they present paper that has tackled this problem and potentially provided an answer (or not).

    In order to prepare for class and to actively contribute to a lively discussion, each student has to submit a question for each of the oral student presentations beforehand.

     

    All information about the class can be found in the attached Syllabus. Please download it.

    Objectifs de formation

    After the “Introduction to Neuroscience” class, students will have a fundamental notion about which problems are tackled how in modern neuroscience.

    They will know

    • how neurons communicate by chemical and electrical signals
    • how the neural code can be decoded and reflect aspects of the external world
    • the basic neuroanatomy of the human and animal brain
    • the basic functioning of sensory and motor systems
    • how experimental designs are investigated with electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods

    In addition, they will be able to critically reflect on these problems by reviewing the literature to find studies that have tackled these problems.

    They will be able to

    • present selected chapters tackling a fundamental problem in systems neuroscience
    • review the literature to find studies that have tackled this question and provided an answer (or not)
    • actively contribute to the class discussion by formulating a question about each chapter and study presented
    Softskills
    Non
    Hors domaine
    Non
    BeNeFri
    Non
    Mobilité
    Non
    UniPop
    Non
  • Dates et salles
    Date Heure Type d'enseignement Lieu
    22.09.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    29.09.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    06.10.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    13.10.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    20.10.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    27.10.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    03.11.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    10.11.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    17.11.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    24.11.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    01.12.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    15.12.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
    22.12.2022 08:15 - 10:00 Cours PER 09, salle 0.114
  • Modalités d'évaluation

    Evaluation continue et examen oral

    Mode d'évaluation Par note
  • Affiliation
    Valable pour les plans d'études suivants:
    Neurosciences digitales (Master spécialisé) 120 [MA]
    Version: 2022_1/V_01
    sp-MSc en en neurosciences digitales, UE obligatoires (cours pratiques, projets, séminaires) > sp-MSc en en neurosciences digitales, UE obligatoires (dès SA2022)