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Computational Neuroscience - Summer term 2018

A Lecture Series from Models to Applications

Interdisciplinary lecture series taught by neuroscience experts from TUM and LMU that provides an introduction to computational neuroscience. Topics range from a general overview on neurobiology and basic modeling to neuroengineering and -prothetics. In winter terms a focus is given to neuroengineering and -prothetics whereas summer terms cover topics more strongly related to biological mechanisms. 

Day and Time

Tuesday 18:00-19:30 s.t., summer term 2018


LMU Main Building, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 (A), A 021
floor plan

Course material

Lecture notes, slides and further material can be found at Moodle@elearningTUM. For general inquiries on the lecture please get in touch with Dr. Kay Thurley.
Some background on Julius Bernstein, who lent his name to the Bernstein Network: Julius Bernstein (1839–1917): pioneer neurobiologist and biophysicist.


1 04/10 Luksch Biology

Motivation for doing computational Neuroscience; Neuroanatomy primer: General layouts of nervous systems, overview of the human brain and forebrain, morphology of neurons, visual and auditory pathways

2 04/17 Luksch Biology

Neurophysiology primer: Basic biology of neurons, resting and acting potentials, synaptic transmission, plasticity of neuronal connections, dendritic processing

3 04/24 Herz Modelling

 Single neuron models

05/01 holiday

no lecture -- International Workers' Day

4 05/08 Sirota Integration Methods of systems neuroscience: measurement and perturbation of neural activity
5 05/15 Sirota Integration Systems mechanisms of learning and memory from theory to experimental data
05/22 holiday no lecture -- Pentecost
6 05/29 Busse Integration Visual system I: neurobiology
7 06/05 Wachtler Integration Visual system II: computation
8 06/12 Glasauer Integration Perception and sensorimotor control
9 06/19 Glasauer Integration Spatial perception and navigation
10 06/26 Flanagin Integration Human neuroimaging (fMRI), Modeling connections between brain regions
11 07/03 Thurley Integration Temporal cognition
12 07/10 Seeber Engineering Neuroprosthetics
07/18 Exam

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Room N1179, Theresienstrasse, TUM Building N (room finder)

Registration for LMU students until July 6 by email  (Dr. Kay Thurley)!


In the written examination, an overview of the various aspects of computational neuroscience will be tested. Knowledge-based learning outcomes from the lecture as well as the understanding and ability to solve (practical) problems will be assessed in a 60 min written examination with questions set and corrected by the respective lecturers. For questions on the exam please get in touch with Dr. Kay Thurley.
Here you can find an example exam and the sample solutions.