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Computational Neuroscience

Code: PD_N005     Acronym: NC

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Neurosciences

Instance: 2011/2012 - SP

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Departamento de Biologia Experimental
Course/CS Responsible: PhD Neurosciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDN 3 Doctoral Programme in Neurosciences 07 1 - 1,5 15 40,5
Doctoral Programme in Neurosciences 08 1 - 1,5 15 40,5
Doctoral Programme in Neurosciences 1 - 1,5 15 40,5

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 0,00
Theoretical and practical : 0,00
Practical: 0,00
Laboratory: 0,00

Teaching language



Application of computer simulations to neuronal systems


Theory of the action potential – ionic channels and currents, membrane electrical potentials, Hodgkin-Huxley equations, induction and propagation of signals; The neuron as an information processing unit – synaptic signals, dendritic integration, models and neuronal simulation; Neuronal populations and circuitry – functional analysis of groups of neurons, coding and decoding of signals, models and simulation of circuits; Plasticity – short and long term synaptic plasticity models, learning and memory in neuronal networks.

Teaching methods and learning activities

lectures, seminars, practical demonstrations

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Calculation formula of final grade

Exam: Question paper and/or oral exam
Requirements to attend exam: attendance to at least ¾ of the activities
Final mark: “approved” or “non-approved”
Extra tasks: NA
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