NWI-NM119
Neurobiophysics
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-NM119
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Wiskunde, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
prof. dr. A.J. van Opstal
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Lecturer
prof. dr. A.J. van Opstal
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. A.J. van Opstal
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Examiner
prof. dr. A.J. van Opstal
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Academic year2019
Period
KW1  (02/09/2019 to 03/11/2019)
Starting block
KW1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
In this course students learn to apply computational modelling techniques for different aspects of behaviour: Decision making, Motor control, and Early vision.
Content
  • Models of decision  making (e.g. diffusion models). Material:  research papers
  • Principles of motor control: state-space estimation, multi-joint control, optimal feedback control, Kalman filter approaches. Material: book Shadmehr and Mussa-Ivaldi: “Biological Learning and Control”, MIT Press, 2012, Chapters 2,3,4 and 10 (this book is also used  in Psychophysics 2, and therefore highly recommended).
  • Early vision: how quantum-mechanical principles (single-photon detection) underly the first stages of vision. Material: book Nelson: “From photon to neuron”, Princeton Univ Press, 2017. Chapters  9 and 11
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Instructional modes
Course
Attendance MandatoryYes

Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Practical computer training
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tutorial
Attendance MandatoryYes

Zelfstudie

Tests
Exam
Test weight7
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW1, Block KW2

Assignments
Test weight3
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock KW1, Block KW2