This course covers both neuroscience and engineering approaches to the design and use of neural prostheses, which restore or supplement function of the nervous system lost by disease or injury. We will study neurotechnology and neural rehabilitation using cochlear implants, retinal implants, deep-brain stimulation, and functional neuromuscular stimulation.
Through your active participation and discussion in class, the goal is that you will not only learn about exciting new developments in this emerging field, but you will also learn to read, critically evaluate, and present advances published in research articles.
Instructor: Prof. Gert
Cauwenberghs, Pacific Hall 3100E, x46938,
Office hours: Th 11-noon, or by appointment
Meeting time and location: Tu 12:30-1:50, Pacific Hall 3500
Prerequisites: None. A general background in neuroscience and engineering is helpful but not required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, PID and section number to clear any prerequisite hold on enrollment.
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