Larry Abbott

Mar 2020

Not your regular Columbia class. Taught in the Manhattanville campus at the Zuckerman Institute. It's a hassle for the first two weeks to even get in until they give you swipe access to the building. It was worth all the walking though. The class is actually co-taught by four professors in Computational Neuroscience, but I liked Larry most both in terms of explaining the material and the content of what he taught. The class is mostly first-year PhDs. This class is supposed to introduce you to the world of neuro research. You get to study neuronal models and simulate them which is so much fun if the brain is of interest to you. Larry also knows his stuff inside out and has in fact written the standard book in the subject of Theoretical Neuroscience.