2016 spring BiS525 Brain Dynamics



This course is intended for graduate students in the Bio and Brain Engineering department with an interest and some background knowledge in Neuroscience. Brain dynamics is a field to aims at understanding fundamental principles underlying the information processing of the brain in mathematical and physical formalism and computational tools. This class provides the students with basics of brain dynamics. First, it introduces network structures of the brain (e.g., complex network and connectome). Then, we study dynamical properties of the brain including oscillation, synchronization, complexity, bifurcation, fractal, bursts and cortical variability, and synaptic plasticity etc. Their functional role in the brain will be discussed in the class as well.



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



ChungMoonSoul Building #219

Tue, Thu 10:30-12:00



3 Unints (3:0:3)



No prerequisite class



1. Mid-term Exam %

2. Final Exam %

3. 40-min oral presentation (every class) %

4. Attendance



Son HyunJin (son911022@gmail.com)
ChungMoonSoul Building 405, 407





Lecture Schedule



Lecture materials

(Brain dynamics 01) What is brain dynamics

(Brain Dynamics 02) The origin of Complexity

(Brain Dynamics 03) small world vs scale free

(Brain Dynamics 04) Attack Tolerance Hubs

(Brain Dynamics 05) Stochastic Resonance

(Brain Dynamics 06) Connectomics

(Brain Dynamics 08) Chaos in the Brain.


(Brain Dynamics 09) Fractal in the Brain

(Brain Dynamics 10) Self-organized criticality

(Brain Dynamics 11) Cross-Frequency PhasePhase Coupling

(Brain Dynamics 11) Oscillation and Bursting

(Brain Dynamics 12) Neural Synchronization

(Brain Dynamics 13) Bursting

(Brain Dynamics 14) Neural Synchronization

(Brain Dynamics 015) Nonlinear EEG

(Brain Dynamics 15) Default mode network

(Brain Dynamics 16) Reinforcement Habit



Presentation materials