CCNS Spring 2016 Course: Mathematics of Neural Networks and Neural Codes


Tuesdays, 4:30 pm at SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC, beginning Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Last class: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Instructor: Carina Curto, Penn State, Mathematics Dept.

Course Description: This course will serve as an introduction to theoretical and mathematical neuroscience, with an emphasis on neural networks and neural codes.

Topics will include: the basics of neurobiology; neural networks (perceptrons, the Hopfield model, threshold-linear networks, bump attractor networks); neural codes (examples from cortex and hippocampus, combinatorial codes); synaptic plasticity and memory; and selected topics.

Registration for this course is being processed through your respective university:

  • UNC-CH: STOR 894-002 and MATH 892.002
  • Duke: STA 790.02
  • NCSU: MA 810.002

Additional information on each group can be found at Working Groups.

Questions: email