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ECE498-ECENeuroScience-S20

ECE498-NS.20.wiki-Dec31@10_49.wiki*Engineering Neuroscience: Syllabus: Syllabus Campus: 498-NS, ECE: Scroll down to 498-NS
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*Time: 11:00-11:50 AM; 3020 ECEB; Neural Circuits and Systems
  • Text: Neuroscience: A mathematical primer pdf, Allen text: An invitation to mathematical physics pdf
    * Office Hours: Tues TBD
    *Instructor: Prof. Jont Allen (netID jontalle; Office 3062ECEB); Tuesday 2PM Location TBD
  • This week's schedule; Final: TBD

ECE-498NS Daily Schedule Spring 2020

L/WDDateNeuroscience for engineers--a first course
    Part I: Introduction and History
-/4M1/20 Instruction begins
-M1/20L1: MLK day (Holiday)
1W1/22L1: Introduction to Neuroscience for engineers; Some History;
Dynamics of a Nerve Impulse
Read: \(\ \S \) 1.1 (p. 1-8); DNA and Genetics
2F1/24L2: The structure of a nerve cell
Read: \( \S \). 1.2 (p. 8-11); Orexin & the Theory of weight gain/loss
3/5M1/27L3: Organization of the brain; Numbers and density of neurons in the human brain;
Read: \( \S \) 1.3 (p. 11-19)
4W1/29L4: The Hierarchical Nature of Brain Dynamics; Integration of the 5 sensory inputs;
Assignment: NS1 Matlab homework assignment on solving the diffusion and wave equation (Postulates, NS1); For a discussion of the method, look at my book, \(\S\) 3.5 (p. 105).
An example is worked out on pages 111-113.
Read: Chapter 12, \( \S \) 12.1 (p. 293-294); Solving simple differential equations
5F1/31L5: Feedback: negative vs. positive causality; Impedance and causality; Nonlinear Causality
Read: 12.1.1 (p. 298-305)
6/6M2/3L6: Biological Reductionism; Objections to Reductionism; Biodiversity;
Guest Lect 1 (Allen out of town)
Read: \( \S \) 12.1.2 (p. 296-298)
7W2/5L7:Number of amino acids is immensely greater than the number that exist
Guest Lect 2
Read: \( \S \) 12.2 (p. 305-309)
    Part II: Structure of a Neuron
8F2/7L8:Cognitive Hierarchy
Guest Lect 3
Adiction to Caffine
Read: \( \S \) 1.3 (p. 11-19)
9/7M2/10L9: The generic neuron
Assignment: NS2, Due Feb 19, 2020 NS2
Read: \( \S \) 2.1 (p. 25-28, 189, 208)
10W2/12L10: Synapses
Read: \( \S \) 2.3 (p. 35-40)
11F2/14L11: Neural models: McCulloch–Pitts (MP); (pdf);
AI models work;
NS1 due
Read: \( \S \) 42.4.2 (p.41-43)
12/8M2/17 L12: Real neurons (Fig. 2.1) vs. Σ-∆ codec, png
Read: \( \S \) 2.4.3 (p. 44-46)
13W2/19L13: Nerve membranes
Read: \( \S \) 3.1 (p. 49-53)
NS2 due
14F2/21L14: Lipid bilayers and electrical properties (capacitance and conductance)
Read: \( \S \) 3.2 (p. 53-55)
15/9M2/24L15: Review for Exam I
15/10Tu2/25 Exam I 7-10 PM Rm 3020
16W2/26L16: Ionic currents (conduction, diffusion currents)
Read: \( \S \) 3.3 (p. 56-57)
17F2/28L17: Nernst, Plank and Einstein relations; Membrane models Resting potentials and pumps
Read: \( \S \) 3.3.3 (p. 58-65)
18/10M3/2L18: Ch. 4, Hodgkin-Huxley model; Current analysis
Read: \( \S \) 4.1, (p. 67-69)
19W3/4L19: Squid Voltage patch clamp;
Assignment NS3;
Read: \( \S \) 4.2 (p. 70-74)
20F3/5L20: Space clamped neruons;
Read: \( \S \) 4.3 (74-77)
21/11M3/9L21: Nonlinear diffusion (cable) equation
Read: \( \S \) 4.4 (p. 77-78)
22W3/11L22: Leading-edge nonlinear wave equation;
Read: \( \S \) 4.5 (79-80, 84-87)
NS3 due
23F3/13L23: Exam II 3020? ECEB
-S3/14 SPRING BREAK
    Part III:
24/13M3/23L24: Dendritic trees; Information processing
Read: \( \S \) 9.4 (p. 217-220); Neural computation
Assignment: IP1
25W3/25L25: Branching; Tapered Fibers; Dendritic information processing and logic (State machines)
>>comment A comparison of the neuron with the >>Σ-∆ codec
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26/13F3/27L26: Early Evidence for Cell Assemblies
Read: \( \S \) 11.2 (p. 261-265)
27/14M3/30L27: Dynamics
Read: \( \S \) 11.3 (p. 266-270)
28W4/1L28: Associative Network
Read: \( \S \) 11.5 (p. 277-282)
29F4/3L29: Recent Evidence for Cell assemblies
Read: \( \S \) 11.7 (p. 282-288)
30/15M4/6L30: Hodgkins-Huxley (HH) Axon
Read: \( \S \) 4.1 (p. 67-69)
Assignment: VC2
VC1 Due
31W4/8L31: Space, voltage and current clamps (Op Amp circuits)
Read: \( \S \) 4.1 (p. 68-69)
32F4/10L32: Patch of Squid Membrane
Read: \( \S \) 4.2 (p. 70-74)
33/16M4/13L33: RC Cable equations
Read: \( \S \) 4.4 (p. 77-78)
VC2 Due
34W4/15L34: Traveling-wave solutions of HH;Stable vs. unstable solutions
Read: \( \S \) 4.6 (p. 84-87)
35F4/10L35: Refractory and Enhancement zones (Lessons learned)
Read: \( \S \) 4.7 (p. 87-91)
36/17M4/20L36: FitzHugh-Nagumo (FN) neuristor simplified model
Read: \( \S \) 6.2 (p. 122-124)
37W4/22L37: Structure of an FN impulse (p. 124)
Read: \( \S \) 6.3 (p. 124-127)
38F4/24L38: Myelinated nerves: Nodes of Ranvier (Domino effect) (p. 140, 146);
Signal velocity (spikes, sound, light) (p. 148); Frog, cat, rabbit, squid motor nerves (p. )
Read: \( \S \) 7.0-7.2 (p. 139-148)
39/18M4/27L39: Ephaptic Evidence (Robustness models). (p. 165)
Read: \( \S \) 8.0-8.3 (p. 165-169)
40W4/29L40: Short term memory
Read: url
41F5/1L41:
Read: \( \S \) (p. )
42/18M5/4L42:
Read: \( \S \) (p. )
43W5/6L43:
Read: \( \S \) (p. )
-/19W5/6 Instruction Ends
-/19R5/7 Reading Day
- 5/7Review for Final: 2-4 PM Room 106B3 in Engineering Hall.
-/??  TBD Final Exam: TBD Room: 441 ( UIUC Final Exam Schedule)
-/20F5/15 Finals End

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L= Lecture #
T= Topic #
W=week of the year, starting from Jan 1
D=day: T is Tue, W Wed, R Thur, S Sat, etc.
Each exam (I, II and Final) will count as 30% of your final grade, while the Assignments (NS1-12) plus class participation (Prof's Discuression), count for 10%.


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