[Neuro] computational neuroscience course on coursera

Praveen Sinha dmhomee at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 21:59:38 UTC 2014


Looks amazing, and I'll see if I can slot some co-learning time in for this.

Also tangentially but still related, I took this intro course on
bioelectricity which lays the groundwork for a lot understanding on how
neurons work.  Had a great time with it:

https://www.coursera.org/course/bioelectricity



On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Mike Schachter <cubicgoats at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey everyone, there is a potentially awesome Computational Neuroscience
> course starting up on Coursera tomorrow:
>
> https://www.coursera.org/course/compneuro
>
> Computational Neursocience seeks to understand how and what the brain
> computes. In my opinion, Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning
> are deeply related and will forever be so. For example, Artificial Neural
> Networks were inspired by electrical recordings of neurons. Stimulus
> encoding and decoding methods in Neuroscience are simply statistical
> regression applied to neural data.
>
> As a Computational Neuroscientst, I feel obligated to help out - so if
> anyone takes the initiative to start up a study group for this course, I'll
> do what I can to be a teacher's assistant and help with homeworks and
> topics, whether on the mailing list or at Noisebridge.
>
>  mike
>
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