Computational Cognitive Neuroscience: Building Models of the Brain

Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
Course Number(s): 
PSY 1401


  • Spring 2019

Course Level: 

  • Graduate, Undergraduate
Class Days/Times: 
Mon 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Wed 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Course Description: 

"What I cannot create, I do not understand." – Richard Feynman

This course applies Richard Feynman's dictum to the brain, by teaching students how to simulate brain function with computer programs. Special emphasis will be placed on how neurobiological mechanisms give rise to cognitive processes like learning, memory, decision-making, and object perception. Students will learn how to understand experimental data through the lens of computational models, and ultimately how to build their own models.