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Module code:NEURM041(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Neural Computation: Models of Brain Function (Masters Level)
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Prof. Neil Burgess
Organiser's location:ICN, Institute of Neurology, Alexandra House
Organiser's email:n.burgess@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):4,
Module prerequisites: This module examines how behaviour results from the properties of neurons and synapses in the brain. Some simple computational models of how networks of neurons can be used to perform useful functions are introduced and applied to help understand several examples of the neural bases of behaviour in humans and animals. Topics covered will include the role of synaptic plasticity in learning and memory, the coding of information by the firing rate and time of firing of neurons, the neural bases of memory, coordination of action, audition, olfaction,and conscious awareness. Neural systems studies will include the motor, parietal and frontal cortices, the hippocampus, cerebellum and the spine.  
Module outline:1. To introduce the consideration of neurons and synapses in terms of their computational properties and interpretation of their action in terms of information processing. 2. To introduce the analysis of an animal's ability to learn, remember or act in terms of the action of neurons and synapses within the animal's nervous system. 3. To understand several examples of how the action of individual neurons and synapses in various parts of the central nervous system contribute to the learning, memory or behaviour of an organism.  
Module aims:1. To introduce the consideration of neurons and synapses in terms of their computational properties and interpretation of their action in terms of information processing. 2. To introduce the analysis of an animal's ability to learn, remember or act in terms of the action of neurons and synapses within the animal's nervous system. 3. To understand several examples of how the action of individual neurons and synapses in various parts of the central nervous system contribute to the learning, memory or behaviour of an organism.  
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=NEURM041 
Module assessment:One essay (2,000 words) 10.00%.
Unseen three-hour written examination 90.00%. 
Notes:Runs in Term 1, Block E. 
Taking this module as an option?:Year 4 MSci students, e.g. Neuroscience 
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