Vorlesung und Seminar: Matlab in Biopsychology and Neuroscience - Details
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Course name Vorlesung und Seminar: Matlab in Biopsychology and Neuroscience
Course number 631720
Semester SoSe 2021
Current number of participants 19
maximum number of participants 24
Home institute Kognitive Neurowissenschaften und Biologische Psychologie
Courses type Vorlesung und Seminar in category Teaching
First date Wed., 14.04.2021 08:15 - 10:00
Participants * Anyone who wants to get a beginners introduction to Matlab.
* The course aims for
* 1st year Masters students in Biology and Psychology.
* PhD students from the GGNB programs.
* advanced Bachelor students with experience in empirical data collection and analysis (space allowing).
* No prior computer programming experience is needed. Basic skills in statistics, math and data handling are helpful.
Learning organisation Die Termine dieser Veranstaltung finden online statt. Der auf dieser Seite veröffentlichte Zeitplan ist in Bezug auf die deutsche Zeitzone geplant: Mitteleuropäische Standardzeit (MESZ / UTC+2) und berücksichtigt die Sommerzeit (DST). Bitte beachten sie auch die Hinweise auf der Webseite zu dieser Veranstaltung (https://www.dpz.eu/de/abteilung/kognitive-neurowissenschaften/lehre/sommersemester-2021.html

The dates for the course below will take place online. The schedule as published on this page is planned with respect to the German timezone: Central European Standard Time (CEST / UTC+2) and takes Daylight Savings Time (DST) into account. Please also note the information on the website for this course ([https://www.dpz.eu/de/abteilung/kognitive-neurowissenschaften/lehre/sommersemester-2021.html][1]).

The numbers of participants for these courses are limited. In order to be able to participate in the selection of places for the seminars, pre-registration is required by Sunday, April 11th, 2021, exclusively via the StudIP entries for M.Bio.372 or M.Bio.373. The possibility of participating in the course is only confirmed if you have been informed personally by email or during the first event.
Die Teilnehmerzahl für diese Kurse ist begrenzt. Um an der Platzauswahl für die Seminare teilnehmen zu können, ist eine Voranmeldung bis Sonntag, den 11. April 2021, ausschließlich über die StudIP Einträge für M.Bio.372 bzw. M.Bio.373 erforderlich. Die Möglichkeit der Kursteilnahme ist erst bestätigt, wenn Sie per email oder im Rahmen der ersten Veranstaltung persönlich darüber informiert wurden.

The introductory meeting and first lecture is taking place on Wednesday, April 14 at 8.15 online -see homepage - https://www.dpz.eu/de/abteilung/kognitive-neurowissenschaften/lehre.html - for up-to-date information!

Course dates: (dates might be subject to change - see homepage for up-to-date information)

Wed 14.4.: 8.15-10h Matlab Course - introductory meeting & Lecture 1
Fri 16.4.: 14.15-16h Matlab Course - Lecture 1
Wed 21.4.: 8.15-10h: Matlab Course - Lecture 2
Fri 23.4.: 14.15-16h Matlab Course - Exercise 1
Wed 28.4.: 8.15-10h: Matlab Course - Lecture 3
Fri 30.4.: 14.15-16h: Matlab Course - Exercise 2
Wed 5.5.: 8.15-10h: Matlab Course - Lecture 4
Fri 7.5.: 14.15-16h: Matlab Course - Exercise 3
Wed 12.5.: 8.15-10h: Matlab Course - Lecture 5
Fri 14.5.: 14.15-16h: Matlab Course - Exercise 4
Wed 19.5.: 8.15-10h: Matlab Course - Lecture 6
Fri 21.5.: 14.15-16h: Matlab Course - Exercise 5
Wed 26.5.: 8.15-10h: Matlab Course - Exercise 6

Wed 2.6.: 8-10h: Matlab Course - Exam 1 (ePrüfungsraum MZG/Blauer Turm 1.116)
Wed 7.7.: 8-10h: Matlab Course - Exam 2 (ePrüfungsraum MZG/Blauer Turm 1.116)


Details about the course and the companion course Psychophysics (below) will be introduced during this preparatory meeting. Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to confirm your interest in participating in the course.

The number of participants in this course is limited and participation is only guaranteed after you receive a final confirmation of participation following the preparatory meeting.

[1]: https://www.dpz.eu/en/unit/cognitive-neurosciences/teaching/vorlesungen/sommersemester-2020/matlab-ss-2020.html
ECTS points 3

Course location / Course dates

n.a. Wednesday: 08:15 - 10:00, weekly(7x)
Friday: 14:15 - 16:00, weekly(6x)
(Raum E-Prüfungsraum MZG 1.116: E-Prüfungsraum MZG 1.116, Gebaeude MZG/Blauer Turm: Pl. d. Göttinger Sieben 5 (MZG/Blauer Turm)) Wednesday. 02.06.21, Wednesday. 07.07.21 08:00 - 10:00


The course will teach the basics of Matlab and introduce tools that are often used in Psychology and Neuroscience. You will learn the skills needed to understand existing Matlab code and to develop your own Matlab programs.

The course consists of two parts: 

* a more theoretically oriented lecture with practical examples (2h/week),
* a tutorial in which the weekly homework exercises will be discussed (2h/week).

In order to be able to follow the lecture contents throughout the course period, it will be mandatory that the participants invest significant time into the weekly exercises.

Associated Course

After this Matlab course, in the second half of the semester, we will offer an associated course at the DPZ, in which you will be able to apply and intensify the learned skills. The course on Psychophysics by Prof. Stefan Treue will provide you with an opportunity to gather hands on experience in handling and analyzing data that you collected in your own experiments.

Course book: Matlab for Neuroscientists, by Wallisch et al., Academic Press, 2009 (excerpts available as PDF for course participants)

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Limited number of participants: Matlab in Biopsychology and Neuroscience".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 03.03.2021, 23:59 to 12.04.2021, 00:01.
  • The following categories of people are preferred during seat allocation:
    • Subject is Microbiology-Biochemistry and Degree is Master Uni mit Abschluss (65 persons)
    • Subject is Biologie (1693 persons)
    • Degree is Master Uni mit Abschluss and Subject is Developmental-N-B-Biology (220 persons)
    • Subject is Psychologie (1146 persons)

    Higher semesters will be preferred.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 12.04.2021 on 02:59. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.

Registration mode

After enrolment, participants will manually be selected.

The number of participants in this course is limited and participation is only guaranteed after you receive a final confirmation of participation following the preparatory meeting.

The enrolment is binding, participants cannot unsubscribe themselves.