1) Neural Coding and Computational Models of Vision (Yen & Zhao)
Rate codes, time-varying rate codes, temporal codes. Principle of univariance, population codes. Information theory, mutual information, information encoding and decoding, conditioned and unconditioned entropy. Independent and joint response distributions, synergistic/redundant ensemble codes. Computational models of vision.
2) Neural Signal Recording (Li)
The electrical and magnetic fields of the brain. Electroencephalography and electroencephalogram. Magnetoencephalography and magnetoencephalogram.
3) Tactile Sensing (Cabibihan)
Enabling technologies for creating sensorized artificial skins with lifelike similarities. Bio-inspired tactile sensing, humanoid and prosthetic artificial hands.
4) Neural Network Models (Kwok)
Artificial neural network models of learning, including back-propagation, radial basis functions, and Hebbian plasticity. Models of memory applied to paired associate learning, recognition, and recall.