You are here: Home / Teaching / Computational Neuroscience / History / Computational Neuroscience - Winter term 2015/16

Computational Neuroscience - Winter term 2015/16

A Lecture Series from Models to Applications

Day and Time

Tuesday 18:00-20:00 s.t., winter term 2015/16


IMETUM, Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 11, Hörsaal E.126 im IMETUM Erdgeschoss

Course material

Lecture notes, slides and further material can be found at Moodle@elearningTUM.

Some background on Julius Bernstein, who lent his name to the Bernstein Network: Julius Bernstein (1839–1917): pioneer neurobiologist and biophysicist.


1 10/13 Herz/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 10/20 Luksch Biology

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

3 10/27 Leibold Modelling

 Modeling dynamics and computations of single neurons

4 11/03 Leibold Modelling

Populations of neurons; Theory of neural networks and learning

5 11/10 Leibold Modelling

Neural coding, information theory and application to neuroscience

6 11/17 Kleinsteuber Modelling Machine learning and information retrieval in high dimensional data


11/24 Wolfrum Integration Cell-chip communication
8 12/01 Sirota Integration Methods of systems neuroscience: measurement and perturbation of neural activity

9 12/08 Sirota Integration Systems mechanisms of learning and memory from theory to experimental data

10 12/15 Glasauer Integration Perception and sensorimotor control

11 12/22 Seeber Engineering

Neuroprosthetics I: Cochlea Implants, electric stimulation of the auditory nerve, phenomenological models

12 01/12 Seeber/Hemmert Engineering

Neuroprosthetics II: Cochlea Implants, system overview and stimulation algorithms, biophysical models

13 01/19 Hemmert Engineering

Neuroprosthetics III: Retina implants and Deep Brain Stimulation, Key issues in neuro implants

14 01/26 Conradt Engineering Engineering applications of brain models I

15 02/02 Conradt Engineering Engineering applications of brain models II



3:30 p.m.
Room N1189, Gebäude N1, Theresienstrasse 90, TUM

Registration for LMU students until January 22 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.