Minor Track in Computational Neuroscience

Computational neuroscience is a new and ambitious research discipline, reflecting a deep conviction among scientists worldwide that (i) the brain enigma is clearly beyond the scope of any one research field; (ii) to fathom the mysteries of the brain, we need to develop a new theoretical framework that will enable us to associate the different levels of brain function - from molecules to neurons to networks to systems to behavior; (iii) understanding the multifaceted nature of the functioning brain requires close collaboration across experimental fields - biology, medicine and cognitive psychology - in addition to theoretical concepts and tools derived from physics, computer science and mathematics.

The minor track in computational neuroscience is only intended for excellent undergraduate students studying physics or computer sciences at the Hebrew University, who wish to acquire knowledge and be exposed to research in brain sciences.

For registration please contact: study@elsc.huji.ac.il / 02-6584899.

The curriculum is composed of a number of mandatory courses in the fields of neurobiology, cognition and computational neuroscience, and elective courses in various fields that are related to brain research with a computational emphasis.

The minor track is composed of 32 courses, 21 of which are mandatory and the remainder of which are elective, from a range of related fields: physics, computer science, neuroscience and cognitive sciences.

For current information about ELSC’s minor track course list and syllabus, please visit the Hebrew University site (Shnaton).