378 Computational Brain - W

Undergraduate Program

One of our major scientific challenges of the century is to understand the functioning of the human brain. Computational models play a vital role in a complete picture of brain function, particularly at modeling more macroscopic structures that more directly relate to our everyday behavior. The goal of this course is to describe computational models of intelligent behavior and how they relate to structures in the brain.


Students should have a mathematical background sufficient to grasp the ideas behind learning algorithms. This would include calculus and some linear algebra.