Sensory Function and Computation (C1157)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

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.

Teaching

51%: Lecture
26%: Practical (Workshop)
23%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay, Problem Set)

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 2019/20. 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.