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Neuroscience: Fundamental Principles to Computational Synapses

Unraveling the Brain’s Code: From Neural Circuits to Computational Models.

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MODE
Online/ e-LMS
TYPE
Self Paced
LEVEL
Moderate
DURATION
1 Month

About

This intensive one-month program delves into the core principles of neuroscience, from the basic anatomical and functional organization of the nervous system to advanced computational models of synapses. Participants will engage with topics such as neural signal processing, synaptic transmission, and neural network modeling, using both theoretical frameworks and hands-on computational tools. The course is designed not only to provide foundational knowledge but also to stimulate innovative thinking and practical applications in computational neuroscience, preparing participants for advanced research or careers in this dynamic field.

Aim

To explore the intersection of neuroscience and computational technology, providing a comprehensive foundation in how neural mechanisms underpin behavior and cognitive processes and their computational modeling. The program aims to equip participants with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills to innovate in the field of computational neuroscience.

Program Objectives

  • A strong foundation in both theoretical and empirical aspects of neuroscience.
  • Advanced knowledge in computational methods used to model and analyze neural systems.
  • The ability to apply computational skills to solve problems in neuroscience research.

Program Structure

Week 1: Introduction to Neuroscience

  • The Neuron – Structure and function of neurons, including basic neurochemistry.
  • Neuronal Communication – How neurons communicate through synapses, including neurotransmitters and synaptic plasticity.
  • Introduction to Neuroanatomy – Overview of the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.
  • Brain Mapping Techniques – Introduction to MRI, fMRI, and PET scans.
  • Additional Resources- Point to ponder, FAQs, Nice to know, glossary. 

Week 2: Electrical Properties of Neurons

  • Membrane Potentials – Understanding the ionic basis of action potentials.
  • Neural Conduction – How action potentials are propagated along neurons.
  • The Hodgkin-Huxley Model – A quantitative description of the ionic basis of the action potential.
  • Computational Modeling – Simulating neuronal behavior (Software: NEURON).
  • Additional Resources- Point to ponder, FAQs, Nice to know, glossary.  

Week 3: Advanced Topics in Synaptic Transmission

  • Synaptic Plasticity and Memory – Mechanisms of short-term and long-term potentiation.
  • Neurotransmitters and Disorders – Roles of different neurotransmitters and their links to neurological disorders.
  • Neuromodulation Techniques – Understanding deep brain stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
  • Computational Synapses – Modeling synapses using computational tools (Software: GENESIS).
  • Additional Resources- Point to ponder, FAQs, Nice to know, glossary.  

Week 4: Integrative Neuroscience

  • From Neurons to Networks – How individual neurons form complex networks.
  • Neural Networks and Learning – Basics of neural networks in the brain and in artificial intelligence.
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces – Introduction to technologies that integrate neural networks with computer systems.
  • Case Studies – Discussion of case studies using MATLAB for analyzing neural data.
  • Additional Resources- Point to ponder, FAQs, Nice to know, glossary.

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, or Computer Science.
  • Professionals working in biotechnology, pharmaceutical industries, or academic research who wish to integrate computational methods into their neuroscience projects.
  • Enthusiasts with a strong background in mathematics or programming interested in exploring brain function.

Program Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamental principles of neural behavior and signal transduction.
  • Gain proficiency in computational modeling techniques for synapses and neural networks.
  • Develop the ability to apply machine learning techniques to neuroscience data analysis.
  • Enhance skills in interpreting complex biological data through computational simulations.
  • Prepare for advanced research or professional roles in computational neuroscience.


Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 11,998           USD 240

Discounted Fee:       INR 5999             USD 120

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Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Computational Neuroscientist
  • Research Scientist in Neurotechnology firms
  • Data Analyst in Neuroscience Research
  • Academic positions in Cognitive Science or Neurobiology
  • Developer in Neuroinformatics tools and applications
  • Consultant in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors

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