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Introduction to Computational Neuroscience for Engineers - First Class on April 16, 2015


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Course details「コースの詳細」

  • Course number「科目番号」 01CH50
  • Term: Spring AB「学期 春AB」
  • Classroom「教室」3B302
  • Hours: Thursdays, class period 4 「時限 4」13:45 → 15:00
  • Lecture language: English「言語 英語」
  • The course is offered with The Computer Science English Program to foster a development of qualified researchers in the interdisciplinary computer sciences.
  • Manaba registration key: 3155339

Lecturer「担当教員」

  • Tomasz (Tomek) M. Rutkowski ● PhD トマシュ「トメク」ルトコフスキ ● 講師

Keywords「キーワード」

  • Brain-computer interface; brain style computing; computational neuroscience; brain-style intelligent systems.
  • ブレインコンピュータインタフェース・ヒューマンコンピュータインタフ ェース。

Scope 「授業概要」

  • The lecture course introduces neurotechnology applications connecting directly our brains with machines.
  • Computational neuroscience is an approach to understanding the development and function of our brains. 
  • The lecture course will introduce the computational neuroscience basics and the brain-computer interface (BCI) solutions will serve as examples of neurotechnology applications. 
  • Basic level of computational engineering mathematics and understanding of the technical English will be necessary to follow the content of the course.

Course content「授業内容」

  • April 16, 2015: "Introduction to computational neuroscience and neurotechnology applications" 
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
  • April 23, 2015: "Computational neuroscience 101 and neurotechnology applications" 
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
  • April 30, 2015: "Understanding and modeling of brain cortical dynamics" 
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
  • May 7. 2015: "Invasive brain-machine interfaces (BMI) - good quality of brainwaves yet with possible medical complications" 
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
    • Video worth to watch

  • May 14, 2015: "Non-invasive brain-computer interfaces (BCI) - lower brainwaves quality yet with fantastic and safe application possibilities"
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
  • May 21, 2015: "Data-driven methods for BCI-related signal processing"
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
    • Octave code and EEG data samples (available only during the class period)
  • May 28, 2015: "Brain stimulation and brain-to-brain interfaces"
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
    • Octave code and EEG data samples (available only during the class period)
    • Videos worth to watch
  • June 4, 2014: No class due to an international conference to be attended by the lecturer.
  • June 11, 2015: "Assimilating brains and minds with technology"
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
    • Video worth to watch
  • June 18, 2015: "Sleeping brain"
    • Lecture notes' PDF (available only during the class period)
    • Video worth to watch

Readings and lecture notes 「教科書」

Software for assignments 「ソフトウェア」

References 「参考書」

  1. Read the 2012 edition of Brain Facts as a PDF, EPUB or MOBI file, or listen to an audio recording (also available through iTunes U).
  2. Zander T. Did you know...? Brain Products, Version (Leaflet) V001/2012. Available from [link]
  3. Schiff SJ. Neural Control Engineering - The Emerging Intersection between Control Theory and Neuroscience. MIT Press; 2011. Available from: [book website] [GoogleBooks] [amazon.co.jp]
  4. Wolpaw J, Wolpaw EW, editors. Brain-Computer Interfaces: Principles and Practice. Oxford University Press; 2012. [book website] [GoogleBooks] [amazon.co.jp]
  5. Sornmo L, Laguna P. Bioelectrical Signal Processing in Cardiac and Neurological Applications. Elsevier Academic Press; 2005. [book website] [GoogleBooks] [amazon.co.jp]
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Tomasz Rutkowski,
Mar 15, 2015, 7:42 PM