NSCI 401 Fall 2012 Topics in Neuroscience

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 in the discipline. 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, stress, neurogenesis, novel neuromodulators, retrograde messengers, synaptic plasticity, and learning and memory.
Class Format: seminar and tutorial meetings
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on oral presentations, several short papers, and a term paper
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: open only to seniors in the Neuroscience program
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Department Notes: required of all senior students in the Neuroscience program
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: NSCI Required Courses
Enrollment Limit: 18
Expected Enrollment: 14
Class Number: 1153
NSCI401-01(F) SEM Topics in Neuroscience Division 3: Science and Mathematics Heather Williams
M 7:00 PM-9:40 PM Bronfman 107 1153
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