Material Detail

Brains Minds and Computers

Brains Minds and Computers

This course addresses several fundamental Neuroscience issues from an Engineering viewpoint:


  • How the brain works from both a bioelectrical and a computational point of view
  • How to use computers to simulate and explore neural function (Computational Neuroscience)
  • How memories are inscribed in the brain and why that is so different from the way computers do it
  • How sensory perception (particularly vision and hearing) compares in brains and computers
  • How signals generated in the brain can be noninvasively monitored and interfaced to control external devices.


More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.