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4120. Neural Information Processing and Sensory Coding

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3101; open only to BME majors, others with consent. Not open for credit to students who have passed BME 4985 as Neural Information Processing

Grading Basis: Graded

Processing, transmission, and storage of information in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Mechanisms of signal generation, transmission and coding by neurons and dendrites. Analysis of invertebrate and vertebrate visual and auditory systems, including: mechanisms of neurosensory transduction, coding, and signal-to-noise ratio enhancement. Neural spatio-temporal filters for feature extraction and pattern recognition. Information theoretic analysis of signal encoding and transmission in the nervous system. Assumes a background in linear systems and feedback control systems.

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