2011 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 Dynamical properties of the Brain. 'Brain dynamics' aims at understanding fundamental principles underlying the information processing of the brain in mathematical and physical formalism and computational tools in terms of spatio-temporal dynamics. This class provides students with basics of brain dynamics. First, it introduces various dynamical properties of the brain including oscillation, information transmission, synchronization, complexity, small-world effect, bursts and cortical variability, and dynamical dysfunction etc. Their functional roles 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

Tue, Thu 09:00-10:30

 

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 14:00-15:00 (CMS building, #1109, 042-350-4319)

 

TA

Baek, Kwangyeol

 

Textbook

None

 

Lecture Schedule

Syllabus

0. Introduction of Class (ppt1) (ppt2)

1. Information coding and decoding (ppt)

2. Network dynamics (ppt)

3. Information Transmission (ppt)

4. Noise and Neural Variability (ppt)

5. Bayesian Approach to information flow (ppt)

6. Oscillation (ppt)

7. Bursting firing (ppt)

8. Synchrony

9. Complex network (ppt)

10. Free energy

11. Dynamical modulation

12. DysRegulation of the network (ppt)