ECE 595T - Measurement and Stimulation of the Nervous System

Credits: 0

Counts as:

Experimental Course Offered: Spring 2004

Catalog Description:
Introduction to the use of engineering principles to address questions of clinical significance in the nervous system. Topics include: neuroanatomy, fundamental properties of excitable tissues, hearing, vision, motor function, electrical and magnetic stimulation, functional neuroimaging, disorders of the nervous system, development and refinement of sensory prosthesis.

Required Text(s):
  1. The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy, 5th Edition, J, Nolte, Mosby, Inc., 2002, ISBN No. 0-323-01320-1.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. Brain Activation, 1st Edition, P. E. Roland, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997, ISBN No. 0-471-18441-1.
  2. Cellular Biophysics (Volume 2): Electrical Properties, 1st Edition, T. F. Weiss, MIT Press, 1995, ISBN No. 0-262-23184-0.
  3. Functional Brain Imaging, 1st Edition, W. W. Orrison, Jr., J. D. Lewine, J. A. Sanders, and M. F. Hartshorne, Mosby-Year Book, 1994, ISBN No. 0-8151-6509-9.

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. the ability to design and utilize models of neural systems to explain or predict physiologic behavior. [a,b,c,e]
  2. the ability to verbally present information related to measurement of the nervous system. [f,g,h]
  3. a systems-level understanding of the organization and operation of vision, audition, and motor function. [a,f,h,j]
  4. an understanding of the ethical constraints on the development and testing of sensory prostheses. [f,h,i,j]
  5. the ability to examine the literature, summarize and present current and past research directed toward the improvement or replacement of impaired sensory function. [a,b,c,e,f,g,h,i,j]

Engineering Design Content:

Establishment of Objectives and Criteria
Analysis

Engineering Design Consideration(s):

Economic
Ethical
Health/Safety
Social