prerequisites: Good working knowledge
of calculus and high school math (e.g., a friendly
relationship with log, exp, cos, sin). Some programming
experience is helpful but not required.
brief description: This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical and computational tools used for analyzing neural systems and neural data. The course will introduce students to topics in linear algebra, differential equations, and probability & statistics, with a heavy emphasis on applications to neurobiology. The course will seek to give students both a good intuitive understanding and a practical mastery of various mathematical and computational methods, and equip them with programming and data visualization skills that are increasingly important to scientific inquiry in general, and neuroscience in particular.