ECE 590 - Neural Engineering - Fall'06


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Class time: Monday, 7:20pm-10:00pm

Office hours: Mondays, 5:15pm-7pm, Science and Tech II, room 211. Tuesdays, 9-10am (Krasnow Institute, room 115). And by appointment.

Objective: This course gives an overview of Neural Engineering for graduate and senior undergraduate students with Engineering background. The sequence of classes is designed to cover from fundamentals of Neurophysiology through applications of neural prosthesis devices such as retinal and cochlear implants. Other important aspects of Neural Engineering to be discussed include the brain-machine interface, instrumentation for interfacing electronics to the nervous system, and sensors for neural research.

Prerequisite: While there is no formal prerequisite, it is expected that the students show interest in the area of Bioengineering in general, and in particular in Neuroscience. It is also desirable that the students acquire the necessary knowledge during the semester, either by interaction with the instructor and other students, or by the reading of support textbooks. Homeworks will, when possible, reinforce fundamental topics in Neuroscience.

Main Textbook: Neural Engineering, ed. Bin He, Bioelectric Engineering Series, vol. 3, 2005. ISBN 0-306-48609-1. Pertinent journal papers will be emailed to students periodically.

Supplementary texts:

- Kandel, E.R., Principles of Neural Science, McGraw-Hill, 2000, ISBN 0838577016.

- Purves, D, Augustine, G.J, et al. (eds), Neuroscience, Sinauer Assoc., 1997 (or newer edition). ISBN 0878937471.

- Khandpur, R.S., Biomedical Instrumentation, McGraw-Hill, 2005. ISBN 0071447849.

The **updated** (as of September 2006) syllabus and other info on this course (Fall'06) is available.