FDD3443 Basal Ganglia-Reading Course on Theories and Models 3.0 credits

Basala ganglierna-läskurs om teorier och modeller

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 *

The course should give the students a representative overview over the theories of today about the function of the basal ganglia and how these theories are based on knowledge of specific properties of individual neurons and synaptic types, including the plastic properties of the synapses. Current model studies in the area are analysed in a detailed way.

Intended learning outcomes *

During the course, we examine what is known about the basal ganglia function. The aim is to align their function to the level of the neural network and to computing models. Specific focus will be on the understanding of the role of the basal ganglia in reinforcement learning and at behaviour selection. The course is organised in seminars (about 15*1h) where research articles and book chapters are actively discussed and analysed by the participants.

Course Disposition

The course should give the students a representative overview over the theories of today about the function of the basal ganglia and how these theories are based on knowledge of specific properties of individual neurons and synaptic types, including the plastic properties of the synapses. Current model studies in the area are analysed in a detailed way.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

PhD student, or studying last year of a Master or Engineering programme.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Aktuella forsknings- och reviewartiklar.

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 should find and suggest at least one of the articles that are studied during the course and furthermore lead the discussion of that article. Furthermore, the student must participate actively during at least 80% of the seminar sessions.

    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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    Examiner

    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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    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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    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Computational Science and Technology