This Concentration is designed for students interested primarily in the nervous system, or quantitative neurophysiology, with emphasis on: neural system networks that control behavior – at molecular, cellular as well as whole-organism levels, neural information and control systems, and systems electrophysiology and neural electronic systems for controlling prostheses. Example research problems include: analysis of (real) neural networks in normal and abnormal brain function; design of prosthetic systems for hearing (cochlear implant) and walking (spinal cord stimulation) recovery; and MEMS-based brain-machine interface devices.

APPROVED LIST – CONCENTRATIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017

Recommended courses are shown with *. Tentative schedule in parentheses.

Consult Curricular and Courses at www.registrar.ucla.edu/catalog/ for detailed course descriptions.

 

I Required CORE Courses

1. Neurosci M101A: Cellular and Systems Neuroscience (5) (Fall)

2. Neurosci M101B: Molecular and Developmental Neuorscience (5) (Winter)

3. Neurosci 102: Introduction to Functional Anatomy of Central Nervous Systems (4) (Fall)

OR

EE 113: Digital Signal Processing (4) (Fall)

OR

Math 155: Mathematical Imaging (4) (Spring)

OR

Neurosci M203: Structure and Function of the Nervous System (4) (Winter)

II. Two additional courses selected from the following subarea groups, chosen in consultation with an NS mentor, justified as coherent in the proposal submitted when applying to the Major, and approved by the Program Chair.


SUBAREA 1:
Neural-Electronic and Electrophysiological Systems Methodology

EE 110
Circuit Analysis (4)
EE 110L
Circuit Measurements Laboratory (2)
EE 113
Digital Signal Processing (4)
EE 113L
Digital Signal Processing Laboratory (2)
EE 115A
Analog Circuits (4)
Psych 119F
Neuron Circuitry and Behavior (4)
Physiol Sci C144
Neural Control of Physiological Systems (5)
Physiol Sci M145 Neural Mechanisms Controlling Movement (5)
EE M150
Introduction to Micromachining and MEMS (4)
EE M150L
Introduciton to Micromaching and MEMS (2)Laboratory
Neuroscience M204
Synapses, Cells and Circuits (4)


SUBAREA 2:
Neural Information and Control Systems

NS M101C
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (5)
Biomath 108
Introduction to Modeling in Neurobiology (4)
Biomath C108C
Introduction to Neural Networks: Modelin gand Applications (4)
Psych 119F
Neuron Circuitry and Behavior (4)
Psych 119S
Neural Basis of Learning and Computing with Neurons (4)
EE 131B
Introduction to Stochastic Processes (take EE131A instead of Stats 100A / Match 170A as prereq.) (4)
EE132A
Introduction to Communications Systems (4)
EE 136
Introduction to Engineering Optimizations (4)
EE 142
Linear Systems: State-Space Approach
(4)
Physiol Sci C144 Neural Control of Physiological Systems (5)
Chem Engrg CM145 Molecular Biology for Engineers (4)
Neuroscience M14
Neuronal Signaling in Brain (4)
Physiol Sci M173
Anatomy and Physiology of Sense Organs (4 )
Psych 186D
Neuroinformatics Studio (4)
C and S Bio CM186C
Biocybernetics Research Laboratory (2-4)
Neuroscience M204
Synapses, Cells and Circuits (4 )
Neuroscience 205
Systems Neuroscience (4 )


SUBAREA 3:
Molecular and Cellular Neurosystems
These courses are suggested for students interested in regulation, control, informational or pharmaceutical aspects of neurosystems at mechanistic, molecular or cellular levels.

NS M101C
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (5 )
MCDB 100
Introduction to Cell Biology (5)
Psych 119A
Neuropsychopharmacology (4)
Psych 119D
Biobehavioral Pharmacology (4)
MCDB C139 Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology (6)
Chem Engrg CM145 Molecular Biology for Engineers (4)
MCDB 171 Principles of Neruobiology (4)
C and S Bio CM186C Biocybernetics Reserach Laboratory (2-4)