CP Spring 2014: Computational Neuropharmacology

The Computational Role of Neuromodulatory Transmitter Systems in Cortical Plasticity

Andreea O. Diaconescu, David M. Cole and Klaas Enno Stephan

Where & when: The course takes place on Friday afternoons from 14.00-16.00 in room ETZ F 91 (ETZ building on Gloriastrasse) during the spring semester 02-05, 2014.

Topics and Reading List

Presentation slides:

1. Introduction to Neuropharmacology

2. Neuromodulators and their role in Cortical Plasticity

3. Computational and Physiological Models (Part 1)

4. Computational and Physiological Models (Part 2)

5. Dopamine in Learning and Plasticity

6(i). Dopamine and Schizophrenia

6(ii). Dopamine and Pathology

7(i). Serotonin in Learning and Plasticity

7(ii). Serotonin and Reward

8. Serotonin and Pathology

9. Serotonin and Dopamine Interactions

10. Acetylcholine and Dopamine Interactions

11. (i) Multiple Neuromodulatory Interactions: Effects of Noradrenaline

12. (ii) Multiple Neuromodulatory Interactions: Noradrenaline and Computational Modelling