This course will combine lectures, laboratory exercises, discussions, and independent projects to allow students to explore topics across the breadth of the field of neuroscience. These topics will include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, synaptic transmission, anatomy and physiology of sensory and motor systems, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, and neural development. In the laboratory, students will learn a wide variety of experimental techniques focused on anatomical techniques, physiological techniques, behavioral techniques, and computational techniques. Through these exercises, the students will learn to design, implement, and analyze experiments. Scientific writing will be emphasized. Finally, students will learn to critically read and evaluate research as presented in the primary literature through class presentations and discussions.

Offered Spring terrm