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.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 38 hours of contact time and about 112 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.