An examination of the brain as a computational system composed of different layers of abstraction. Focus on scientific writing, with weekly reviews of relevant scientific papers. Three lecture hours a week for one semester Computer Science 342C and 378 (Topic: Computational Brain) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Computer Science 311, 311H, 313H, or 313K; Computer Science 307, 314, 314H, 315, or 315H; Computer Science 310, 310H, 429, or 429H; and Mathematics 362K or Statistics and Scientific Computation 321.