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Simulation Neuroscience

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-8 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Simulation Neuroscience is an emerging approach to integrate the knowledge dispersed throughout the field of neuroscience.

The aim is to build a unified empirical picture of the brain, to study the biological mechanisms of brain function, behaviour and disease. This is achieved by integrating diverse data sources across the various scales of experimental neuroscience, from molecular to clinical, into computer simulations.

This is a unique, massive open online course taught by a multi-disciplinary team of world-renowned scientists. In this first course, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create simulations of biological neurons and synapses.

This course is part of a series of three courses, where you will learn to use state-of-the-art modeling tools of the HBP Brain Simulation Platform to simulate neurons, build neural networks, and perform your own simulation experiments. We invite you to join us and share in our passion to reconstruct, simulate and understand the brain!

Taught by

Henry Markram , Idan Segev , Sean Hill , Dr. Felix Schürmann , Dr. Eilif Muller , Dr. Srikanth Ramaswamy , Werner Van Geit , Samuel Kerrien and Lida Kanari


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Pablo O
5.0 3 months ago
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Magnificent course where you will learn to use the Human Brain Project tools to simulate neurons. It is recommended that you know how to program in python before you take this course.
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Kevin D
5.0 a month ago
Kevin completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very good introductory course to the basics of Neuroscience. It was very interesting to use the resources from the Human Brain Project!
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