2022 Introduction to Neural Engineering

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Graduate major in Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering
Yagi Tohru 
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Course description and aims

Introduction to neural engineering, a technology to link the nervous system to a machine. This course provides a foundation of neuroscience and covers several updated topics in neural engineering.

Student learning outcomes

Students are expected to understand the basic principles of neuroscience and neural engineering.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
This course will be offered using some examples in clinical field, since one instructor has experience at a biomedical engineering company.


Anatomy and physiology of brain/nervous system, recording technique of neural signals, electrical stimulation and biological responses, cochlear implant, visual prosthesis, brain machine interface, deep brain stimulation

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This is a online lecture style class. Sometimes demonstrations will be offered.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Quiz in class
Class 2 BCI Quiz in class
Class 3 BMI Quiz in class
Class 4 DBS Quiz in class
Class 5 FES Quiz in class
Class 6 Cochlear implant Quiz in class
Class 7 Visual prosthesis Quiz in class

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 60 minutes reviewing class contents afterward (including assignments) for each class, referring to course materials and others.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials can be downloaded from T2Schola

Assessment criteria and methods

Test in class (70 points)
Poster for presentation (30 points)
Pass:100-60, Fail: 59 or under

Related courses

  • HCB.M463 : Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Basic engineering knowledge regarding mechanical, electrical and material engineering. Basic biology.

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