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Online course in Computational Neuroscience of Single Neurons

EPFL offers an introduction to the field of theoretical and computational neuroscience with a focus on models of single neurons. Neurons encode information about stimuli in a sequence of short electrical pulses (spikes). Students will learn how mathematical tools such as differential equations, phase plane analysis, separation of time scales, and stochastic processes can be used to understand the dynamics of neurons and the neural code. 

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Nature Neuroscience special 'big data' issue

The November issue of Nature Neuroscience is a special issue on big data in neuroscience. Subjects include: different kinds of big data in neuroscience, from epigenomics to connectomics and whole-brain activity recordings to big behavioral data. The authors of these pieces tackle tough questions that have come to the forefront during this era of big data, including whether big data will completely change the way neuroscience is done, how much insight will be gained from big data, and what are the best ways to go about conducting such projects.

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Marmosets are stars of Japan’s ambitious brain project

In Nature, researchers explain how ten-year brain-mapping effort will use monkeys to study human neural and mental disorders.



INCF receives contributions from our member countries, based on gross domestic expenditures on research and development.

Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology are the host institutions of INCF. Further support is also received from the Swedish Research Council,
the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the National Science Foundation.


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