## Introduction to Neuroinformatics

#### Mailinglist

We have a mailing list for this lecture, that you are welcome to use to organize study groups or discuss the exercises. You can subscribe here.#### Schedule

19.09.12 | Rodney Douglas | Neuroinformatics | ||

26.09.12 | Rodney Douglas | Membrane Potentials | Exercise | Solution |

03.10.12 | Rodney Douglas | Passive (Cable) Membrane Properties | Exercise | Solution |

10.10.12 | Rodney Douglas | Action Potentials | Exercise | Solution |

17.10.12 | Rodney Douglas | Synapse 1 | Exercise | Solution |

24.10.12 | Michael Pfeiffer | Plasticity/Learning | Exercise | Solution |

31.10.12 | Matthew Cook | Perceptron Learning Algorithm | Exercise | Solution |

07.11.12 | Kevan Martin | Nervous System Organization | Exercise | Solution |

14.11.12 | Kevan Martin | Synapse 2 | Exercise | Solution |

21.11.12 | Michael Pfeiffer | Rate/Event Coding | Exercise | Solution |

28.11.12 | Matthew Cook | Hopfield Networks | Exercise | Solution |

05.12.12 | Matthew Cook | Feed-Forward Networks | Exercise | Solution |

12.12.12 | Matthew Cook | Interacting Neural Populations | Exercise | Solution |

19.12.12 | Giacomo Indiveri | Neuromorphic VLSI |

#### Exercises:

The exercises take place every**Wednesday between 12:00 and 12:45**, right after the lecture. We will discuss the exercise sheet distributed the week before. For this to work, we ask you to try to solve the exercise sheet on your own and come up with questions if something is unclear. You can submit your homework and we will correct it.

#### Tutorial on Electrical Circuits

We will organize a tutorial on electrical circuits to refresh your memory. The points covered will be:- Electrical Charges
- Voltage
- Current
- Ohm's Law
- Resistor Circuits
- Kirchhoff's Laws
- Capacitors

**Thursday, the 18th of October, 1pm**in

**building Y21, floor D, room 86a**.

#### Suggested literature:

- Kandel, Schwartz & Jessell: Principles of Neural Science and Behavior
- Johnston & Wu: Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology
- Dyan & Abbot: Theoretical Neuroscience
- Koch: Biophysics of Computation
- Nichols, Martin & Wallace: From Neuron to Brain
- Gerstner & Kistler: Spiking Neuron models
- Hertz, Krogh, Palmer: Introduction to the Theory of Neural Computation
- Bishop: Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning

#### Exam:

- Register electronically in the ETH/Uni course catalogue.
- To obtain the
**testat**(the course attendance confirmation), you have to attend at least 11 of the 14 lectures. This is required to qualify for the exam. - Hand-in of exercises is voluntary, but welcome.
- For the
**exam**, the performance is assessed in a final 15 minute oral examination (English). - Both lecture and exercises are examination material.
- The oral exam will take place during the examination session early next year. The dates will be fixed by the ETH/Uni and cannot be adapted individually.

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