COGS 200: Modeling and Interpreting Brain Dynamics (Winter 2014)
Friday 2-4:30PM CSB 003
Course website: http://thiscourse.com/ucsd/cogs200/wi14/
Virginia de Sa (Professor)
/ phone: 858 822 5095
Office Hours: Tu 11-12 and TBD in SSRB 242
COGS 200 this quarter is on the topic of brain dynamics. Speakers
will investigate such diverse issues as finding episodic memories in
single-cell neural signals, predicting memory performance from EEG, and
investigating imitation and motor learning through modeling and interpretation of
dynamic neural signals. The discussed work is derived from a variety
of techniques including single cell recordings, EEG analysis, fMRI,
TMS, dCS, and computational modeling.
Course Details and Policies
For each class:
A) Read the required readings
B) Prepare a short (1 page or less) summary of each paper
C) Write a few lines on one new thing you learned in the papers OR one new thought you had from the readings
D) Write three questions you have about the papers (can vary from simple questions about understanding, to more deeper questions of interpretation). We will discuss/ask these in class.
At the end of the class, a final paper (3~ 5 pages) that discusses one or more topic areas/talks from the class is due.
Here is a rubric with expectations for the paper. The paper is due March 22nd - Please email to me with subject: COGS 200 Final Paper - your name