The course gives an introduction to the main subdisciplines of neuroscience, including neuroinformatics, with the aim to provide a general understanding of the organization and functioning of the nervous system from the single cell and the neuronal networks underlying the control and generation of behaviour to the higher brain functions.
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The function of the single nerve cell at the molecular and cellular level; the organization of the nervous system and its neuronal networks; neural control of simple and more complex functions; the most common neuroinformatics approaches.
The course comprises lectures and practical exercises.
Intended learning outcomes *
Following the course the student should be able to:
describe the micro- and macrostructure of the nervous system
describe the whole chain of structures and their functions, from single ion channels in the cell membranes to sensory, motor and cognitive functions
summate the scientific bases for how to achieve knowledge about the different parts of the nervous system
evaluate and describe the content in scientific articles within the fields of neuroscience and neuroinformatics.
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Specific prerequisites *
Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics or Information Technology. English B, or equivalent.
If there are too few applicants the course can be cancelled.
Mandatory courses for B, D, E, F, K, M, Me, P or T at KTH, or equivalent.