|Module label||Neural Computation in Invertebrate Systems|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
2 SWS Seminar
3 SWS Supervised exercise
|Institute directory||Department of Neurosciences|
|Applicability of the module||
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Upon successful completion of this course, students
+ Neurosci. knowlg.
+ Expt. Methods
++ Independent research
+ Scient. Literature
++ Social Skills
++ Data present./disc.
+ Scientific English
This module builds up on the knowledge and methods acquired in the module neu340 Invertebrate Neuroscience.
In the seminar, the knowledge on invertebrate systems and neural coding in general is deepened based on scientific literature.
In the practical exercise of the module, students can choose one topic from a range of different research questions on computation in the leech nervous system (e.g. comparison of different cell types, electrical and chemical synaptic connections, exact measurement of spike threshold, phase locking). Small groups (2-3) of students plan, perform, and analyze experiments (intracellular recordings) or model simulations (model framework will be provided or can be self-written based on module neu241 computational neuroscience - Introduction) to tackle their topic. The portfolio consists of assignments covering the planning, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of the results with feedback given during the course on each project stage.
Course scripts and background and seminar literature will be available in Stud.IP. Scientific literature discussed in the seminar depends on the project topics.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Module capacity||12 (but only 6 for experimental projects)|
|Module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Type of module||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Previous knowledge||neu 340 invertebrate neuroscience|
|Type of course||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Total module attendance time||70 h|
|Examination||Examination times||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
During the course (summer term, second half)
Portfolio constisting of project plan, scientific poster, poster presentation