NSCI 401
Topics in Neuroscience Fall 2009
Division III
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Neuroscientists explore issues inherent in the study of brain and behavior. The overall objective of this seminar is to create a culminating senior experience in which previous course work in specific areas in the Neuroscience Program can be brought to bear in a synthetic, interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex problems. The specific goals for students in this seminar are to evaluate original research and critically examine the experimental evidence for theoretical issues. Topics and instructional formats will vary somewhat from year to year, but in all cases the course will emphasize an integrative approach in which students will be asked to consider topics from a range of perspectives including molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral and clinical neuroscience. Previous topics have included autism, depression, alcoholism, stress, neurogenesis, novel neuromodulators, retrograde messengers, and synaptic plasticity.
The Class: Format: seminar and tutorial meetings
Limit: 18
Expected: 12
Class#: 1887
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on oral presentations, several short papers, and a term paper
Prerequisites: open only to seniors in the Neuroscience program
Unit Notes: required of all senior students in the Neuroscience program
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: NSCI Required Courses

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