Date 
Topic 
Reading 
Assignment 
510 
biophysics: Hodgkin&Huxley, IF 
Lecture 1: Introduction
Dayan and Abbott, chapter 5
Izhikevich, chapters 13

Assignment 1 due 19/10 
1910 
biophysics: cable equation, synapses 
Dayan and Abbott, chapter 6 
Assignment 2 , hwk2data.mat due 26/10 
2610 
neural coding: visual system, point processes 
Lecture 6: Neural Coding I
Handout: Spike Train Statistics
Dayan and Abbott, chapters 1&2

Assignment 3 due 2/11 
1311 (Tue) 
neural coding, information theory 
Lecture 9: Information Theory
Dayan and Abbott, chapter 4 
Assignment 4 due 13/11 
1611 
neural coding: spiketriggered analysis, population coding 
Lecture 12: Population Coding
Spiketriggered neural characterization (Schwartz et al. 2006)
Square root transform of Poisson distributed quantities (ext. link)
Dayan and Abbott, chapter 3 
Assignment 5 due 27/11 
2711 
dynamics 

Assignment 6 due 04/12 
3011 
dynamics, visual dynamics 
lecture notes: visual dynamics (extl. link) 
Assignment 7 due 17/12 
712 
learning 
Lecture slides: Learning and Metalearing
Dayan and Abbot, chapters 8&9 
Assignment 8 due 31/12, 0pm 
1412 

In preparation for Michael Shadlen's lecture, please read the following papers:
Neurobiology of Decision Making
The Speed and Accuracy of a Simple Perceptual Decision: A Mathematical Primer
The Neural Basis of Decision Making

