2009 spring BiS525 Brain Dynamics

 

Synopsis 

This course is intended for graduate students in the Bio and Brain engineering department with an interest and some background knowledge in Neuroscience. Computational neuroscience and brain dynamics aims at understanding fundamental principles underlying the information processing of the brain in mathematical and physical formalism and computational tools. This class provides students with basics of brain dynamics. First, it introduces dynamical properties of the brain including oscillation, synchronization, complexity, bifurcation, fractal, small-world effect, bursts and cortical variability, and synaptic plasticity etc. Their functional role in the brain will be discussed in the class as well.

 

Professor

Jeaseung Jeong (jsjeong@kaist.ac.kr, 042-350-4319)

 

Class

ChungMoonSoul Building #220

 

Credit

3 Unints (3:0:3)

 

Prerequisite

No prerequisite class

 

Grading

4 Quiz (40%)

30-min oral presentation(30%)

Term project(30%)

 

Office Hours

Thursday 16:00-18:00 (CMS building, #1109, 042-350-4319)

 

TA

, 鱤,

 

Textbook

None

 

Lecture Schedule

Syllabus

Lecture Materials

1. Nonlinear Dynamics

2. Chaos in the Brain

3. Fractal Dynamics

4. Self-organized Criticality

5. Slow Oscillations

6. Fast Oscillations

7. Bursting

8. Mid Exam

9. Stochastic Resonance

10. Synchronization

11. Complexity and Functional Connectivity

12. Default mode network

13. Small-world Network

14. Scale-free network

15. Robustness of the cortical network

16. Final Exam