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Introduction to Modeling the Brain

Difficulty level

This lecture covers an Introduction to neuron anatomy and signaling, and different types of models, including the Hodgkin-Huxley model.

Topics covered in this lesson
  • Brief introduction to systems level imaging of the brain and the impact on modeling the brain
  • Introduction to neuron anatomy and signaling
  • Approaches to bridge levels of modeling
  • Methods for measuring brain activity
  • Introduction to electrical ciruits
  • Hodgkin-Huxley model of action potential propagation in axons
  • Signal processing in neurons
  • Types of models:
    • Compartmental forward modeling scheme
    • Simplified neuron model
    • Firing rate model
  • Neural Networks
  • Brain prosthesis

It is recommended to first view the mini-lectures in the series Basic Mathematics for Computational Neuroscience.