Accession Number : ADA261806
Title : Training in Methods in Computational Neuroscience
Descriptive Note : Course rept.
Corporate Author : MARINE BIOLOGICAL LAB WOODS HOLE MA
Personal Author(s) : Bower, James M ; Koch, Christof
Report Date : 29 Aug 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : The course went very well in terms of the lectures. After four years of experimenting with speakers and topics, we converged onto a set of competent, relevant and lively speakers. The response of the students to these faculty was uniformly high: this group of faculty managed to capture the imagination of the students. In previous years, a common complaint was that some fraction of the faculty spent most of their lectures on their individual research topics, rather than focusing more broadly on methodological or on conceptual issues (the trade- off between depth versus breath). This core group spent most of their three to five lectures which they each gave (including one or more tutorials) on general issues, and, between them, spanned the themes relevant to Computational Neuroscience, from single neurons to chips, neural networks and information processing. This group should certainly be considered for any future course.
Descriptors : *COMPUTATIONS , *TEACHING METHODS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , CHIPS(ELECTRONICS) , INFORMATION PROCESSING , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , METHODOLOGY
Subject Categories : Cybernetics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE