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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Demystifying The Brain

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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The course presents the contemporary computational perspective of the brain function using few or no equations. Therefore, it is accessible to people coming from both biological sciences and engineering sciences. To the biologist or a medical expert it presents brain function from a computational point of view in simple terms without equations. To the engineer (or someone from the ‘hard’ sciences) it presents neuroscience in an engineering-style without using too much biology jargon.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any level if the students are interested in an introduction to neuroscience.PREREQUISITES : Only college level general science background in requiredINDUSTRY SUPPORT : NIL


Week 1:History of neuroscience,Brain through evolution
Week 2:Neurons and neural signaling Networks that learn
Week 3:Organization of the nervous system Maps in the brain
Week 4:Memories and holograms,Emotions in the brain,Theories of Consciousness

Taught by

VS Chakravarthy



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