Time: Mon, Wed, Fri at 3:30-4:30PM,
Room: NRB 4702
Text: Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, Siegelbaum and Huspeth, 5th or 6th Edition.
Course Directors: Daniel Ts'o, x4-5531, email@example.com
Frank Middleton, x4-7721, firstname.lastname@example.org
* Scheduling exception, reconfirm time and place
# Additional introductory readings assigned, see relevant reading list
Week Chapters Topic
1 Sep 4 Labor Day Sep 6 1,15-21 (5th edition) Neural Basis of Cognition (Tso) Sep 8* (2pm) 26 Vision, retina (Solessio) 2 Sep 11 # Introduction to Neocortex (Tso) Sep 13 Retina papers (Solessio) Sep 15 Retina papers (Solessio) 3 Sep 18 25, 27 # Central visual pathways (Tso) Sep 20 Central vision papers (Tso) Sep 22 Central vision papers (Tso) 4 Sep 25 28 # Perception of motion, depth, color and form (Tso) Sep 27 Visual Submodalities papers (Tso) Sep 29 Visual Submodalities papers (Tso)
Think about mid-course paper topic
5 Oct 2 20, 29 # Attention (Tso) Oct 4 Attention Papers (Tso) Oct 6 39, 40 Oculomotor and Vestibular system (Middleton) 6 Oct 9 Columbus Day Oct 11 Oculomotor and Vestibular Papers (Middleton) Oct 13 Oculomotor and Vestibular Papers (Middleton) 7 Oct 16 30, 31 Hearing, transduction to 8th nerve encoding (Solessio) Oct 18 Early audition papers (Solessio) Oct 20 31 # Central audition and Auditory Psychophysics Demos (Tso) 8 Oct 23 Central audition papers (Tso)
Choose mid-course paper topic
Oct 25 Central audition and language papers (Tso) Oct 27 32 Chemical senses (Middleton)
Mid-semester exam distributed
9 Oct 30* Chemical senses papers (Middleton) Oct 31* Mid-semester exam due at 3:30pm Nov 1 Chemical senses papers (Middleton) Nov 3 21-23 Somatosensory system (Matthews) 10 Nov 6 Somatosensory papers, transduction and encoding (Matthews) Nov 8 Somatosensory papers, central processing (Matthews) Nov 10 33, 34, 36, 37 Sensory/Motor integration, Motor Unit, Reflexes, Locomotion (Middleton) 11 Nov 13 Motor System papers (Middleton) Nov 15 Motor System papers (Middleton) Nov 17 38 Central Control of Movement and Motor Papers I (Middleton) 12 Nov 20 Central Motor Papers II (Middleton) Nov 21 Mid-course paper due at 3:30pm Nov 22 Brief (10-15min) presentations of mid-course papers Nov 24 Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov 23rd) 13 Nov 27 41, 42 # Central Motor Papers III (Cerebellum) (Middleton) Nov 29 43 # Central Motor Papers IV (BasalGanglia) (Middleton) Dec 1 46,48 # Limbic System Overview (Weickert) 14 Dec 4 Limbic System (Weickert) Dec 6 65, 66, 67 Learning, memory: Cellular mechanisms (Middleton) Dec 8 Learning, memory: Cellular mechanisms (Middleton) 15 Dec 11 Central learning and memory papers (Middleton) Dec 13 Central learning and memory papers (Middleton) Dec 15 56 # Sensory experience, plasticity and reorganization papers (Tso)
Final exam distributed
16 Dec 18 Sensory experience, plasticity and reorganization papers (Tso) Dec 20 Decision making, Neuro-economics, Free will papers (Tso) Dec 22 Final exam due by 3:30pm in the Neuroscience Office.
Nobel Laureates in the Neurosciences, lectures and bio's. A timeline of the History of Neuroscience.
Mid-course paper assignment (due November 25 at 3:30pm in the Neuroscience Office).
The mid-semester exam will be a take-home exam, distributed on Friday, October 27, due no later than Tuesday, October 31, 3:30pm in the Neuroscience Office. The final exam will be a take-home exam, distributed on Friday, December 15, due no later than Friday, December 22, 3:30pm in the Neuroscience Office.
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