Course Information for 6440 - Neural Engineering
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Primary Instructor: Christopher R. Butson
Credits: 3.0
Semesters Offered:Fall
Frequency Offered:Annual
Prerequisites:Required: Math 2250 and BIOEN 3202 Recommended: Math 3150
Class Schedule: T/Th 9:10am to 10:30am in LNCO 2850
Catalog Description: This course will cover tools and applications in the field of Neural Engineering, which is an interdisciplinary field that overlaps with many other areas including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology/electrophysiology, electrochemistry, bioelectric field theory, biomedical instrumentation, circuit theory, computational neuroscience, medical devices, neurology, neurosurgery, clinical trials, biomaterials and cellular neuroscience. This course is designed around the central idea that neural engineering is the study of transferring electromagnetic energy into and out of the nervous system. With this framework, the course is divided into two broad sections: neurostimulation and neurorecording. Tools and techniques covered in the course will include: strength-duration curves, safety analysis, optogenetics, cyclic voltammetry, bioelectric field modeling. Applications covered in the course will include deep brain stimulation (DBS), spinal cord stimulation (SCS), cortical stimulation (CS), transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS), micro electrode recording, cortical mapping, electrode arrays, closed loop neuromodulation.
Course Syllabus:Syllabus_6440.pdf