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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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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

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.

Recommended prerequisites

Mandatory courses for B, D, E, F, K, M, Me, P or T at KTH, or equivalent.


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Purves, Augustine, Fitzpatrick, Hall, LaMantia, White (Ed) Neuroscience 5th ed. Sinauer Associates Inc Publishers 2011.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN2 - Examination, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Other requirements for final grade *

Taking part in the practical exercises gives bonus points.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Jeanette Hällgren Kotaleski

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web DD2401

Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Main field of study *

Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Discuss with course leader or examiner.


Alexander Kozlov (

Supplementary information

Compulsory to be present at the course introduction.

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: