Sensory Function and Computation (C1157)
15 credits, Level 6
You learn fundamental concepts in sensory coding, including:
- feature detection
- adaptive representations
- coding by spike rates and timing
- population coding.
You will learn in seminars as well as workshops where computer code will be introduced and used to analyse and simulate sensory coding by neurons.
32%: Practical (Workshop)
100%: Coursework (Portfolio)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 38 hours of contact time and 112 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Biology (research placement) MSci
- Biology BSc
- Biology MSci
- Medical Neuroscience (research placement) MSci
- Medical Neuroscience BSc
- Medical Neuroscience MSci
- Neuroscience (research placement) MSci
- Neuroscience BSc
- Neuroscience MSci
- Neuroscience with Cognitive Science (research placement) MSci
- Neuroscience with Cognitive Science BSc
- Neuroscience with Cognitive Science MSci
- Zoology (research placement) MSci
- Zoology BSc
- Zoology MSci