This course is designed for students acquiring an emphasis in neuroscience. In the course, we will explore different topics in the neurosciences surrounding a central theme by reading and presenting papers from the primary research literature. Potential topics include: neural development, neurobiology of disease, pharmacology and drug effects, computational modeling of neural networks, and neurobiology of sexual behavior. All classes will have a discussion format. Students will be required to give at least two oral presentations of the research presented in a paper. In addition, the major project in this course will be the preparation of a grant proposal by each student based on a review of the primary research literature in the field.
Offered spring term