Theoretical neuroscience is a mathematical approach to understanding neural systems. This course provides a thorough introduction to current approaches in the field

Heavy use will be made of mathematical, statistical, and computational methods. The course is open to anyone, although students should feel comfortable with linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and probability theory at the level found in Boas (Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences) or Arfken (Mathematical Methods for Physicists).

The course textbook is Theoretical Neuroscience by Dayan and Abbot.


Peter Latham, Maneesh Sahani and Peter Dayan

Teaching Assistants

Arthur Guez (
Marius Pachitariu (

Office: 506


4th Floor Seminar Room
Gatsby Unit
Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square



Dates: Tuesdays and Fridays, 4th Oct - 20th Dec 2011
Time: 11:00 - 13:00

Review sessions

Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 16:30-17:30


13.12.2011Homework 10 posted, optional
09.12.2011Homework 9 posted, optional
05.12.2011Homework 8 posted, due Dec 12th
26.11.2011Homework 7 posted, due Dec 2nd
19.11.2011Homework 6 posted, due Nov 25th
14.11.2011Homework 5 posted, due Nov 21st.
06.11.2011Homework 4 posted, due Nov 11th.
28.10.2011Homework 3 posted, due Nov 4th.
10.10.2011Second homework posted, due Oct 28th.
10.10.2011First homework posted, due Oct 21st.
07.10.2011First lecture slides posted, review session time decided (Tuesdays 4:30pm)
27.09.2011Website is up!