NSCI 401
Topics in Neuroscience Fall 2023
Division III

Class Details

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, language, retrograde messengers, synaptic plasticity, and learning and memory.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 1465
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Participation in class discussion, presentation of research articles, several short papers
Prerequisites: Open only to seniors in the Neuroscience program
Enrollment Preferences: Senior Neuroscience concentrators
Unit Notes: Required of all senior students in the Neuroscience program
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: NSCI Required Courses

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