13569 - Biological Neuronal Networks Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13569
Module Title:Biological Neuronal Networks
  Biologische Neuronale Netzwerke
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Glasauer, Stefan
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, students will be familiar with major topics of the current state of knowledge on biological neuronal networks from the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological point of view and to leading theoretical concepts about how biological neuronal networks operate and fulfill their diverse functions.
  • Neurons as constituents of biological neuronal networks
  • Synapses: the connection between neurons, more than just a summation point
  • The role of dendritic trees and neuron morphology
  • Examples of biological neuronal networks: the cerebellum, the head direction cell system, the hippocampus, cortical columns, etc.
  • Experimental approaches to understanding biological neuronal networks
  • Theoretical and computational approaches
Recommended Prerequisites:Knowledge of the topics of the modules
  • 11112 : Mathematics IT-1 (Discrete Mathematics)
  • 11113 : Mathematics IT-2 (Linear Algebra)
  • 11213 : Mathematics IT-3 (Analysis)
  • 11756 : Algorithms and Data Structures, or 12101 : Algorithmieren und Programmieren
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Gerstner W, Kistler WM, Naud R, Paninski L.: Neuronal Dynamics – From single neurons to networks and models of cognition, Cambridge University Press (2014), https://neuronaldynamics.epfl.ch
Module Examination:Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:
  • written exam, 120 min. OR
  • oral examination, 30-45 min.

In the first class meeting it will be announced whether the examination is to be taken in written or oral form.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:100
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Artificial Intelligence / PO 2022
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Informatik / PO 2008
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Mathematik / keine PO
  • Study programme Informatik B. Sc.: Compulsory elective module in "Praktische Informatik" (level 300)
  • Study programme Artificial Intelligence M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Learning and Reasoning“
Module Components:
  • Lecture: Biological Neuronal Networks
  • Accompanying exercise
  • Related examination
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: