Neural Computation in Learning and Decision-Making

NEUR 1660 S01 [CRN: 26890]

Your brain is constantly making decisions, receiving feedback about those decisions, and learning from that feedback. In this course we will examine the neuroscience underlying these processes from a computational perspective. The course will involve reading scientific papers from cognitive neuroscience, building and testing the computational models that have been developed to synthesize this literature, and, as a final project, extending an existing model of learning or decision making and characterizing its behavior. A primary goal for the course is to develop the tools and motivation to translate verbal theories of behavior into formal and testable computational models.
Spring 2020
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10:30 - 12:00 Tue, Thu - from Jan 22, 2020 to May 15, 2020
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