FDD3433 Systems Level Theories of Brain Function 3.0 credits

Systemnivåteorier för hjärnfunktion

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

This course examines relevant principles of how the brain works and attempts to link them to the neural and synaptic level and to computational neural network models. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding processes of learning, memory, and decision making. The course is organized in the form of seminars (about 15 x 1 h) where seminal papers or books in the field are presented and discussed by participants.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course will give the students an overall view of contemporary theories of brain function and how these theories are grounded in the knowledge about the function of neurons and synapses as well as plasticity and computational models thereof.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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During 2012 the book “The Noisy Brain” by Rolls and Deco was used as course literature.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    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.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    The student is required to prepare and take active part in a minimum of 75% of the seminars and present and lead at least one of them.

    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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    Anders Lansner

    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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    Offered by

    EECS/Computational Science and Technology

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Anders Lansner, e-post: ala@kth.se

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Computational Science and Technology