This course is intended to expose students to the world of the neuroscientist. Students will learn the subject matter of neuroscience and gain insight into the interdisciplinary nature of the field, bridging psychology and biology, as well as topics in physics and chemistry. To this end, we will examine various topics from the perspectives of these different disciplines. Examples of topics may include: cognition, motor systems, emotion, sensory systems, development, consciousness, evolution, and pharmacology. Each module will include lecture and background information, a discussion on a specific research question within the topic, and some type of demonstration or applied experience.
Offered every Fall term, and every other Spring term