NEUROSCIENCE N623
Systems Neuroscience
Fall 2018

Time: Mon, Wed, Fri at 4:00-5:00PM,
Room: WH 4605
Text: Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, Siegelbaum and Huspeth, 5th Edition
Course Directors: Daniel Ts'o, x4-5531, tsod@upstate.edu
Frank Middleton, x4-7721, middletf@upstate.edu

* Scheduling exception, reconfirm time and place
# Additional introductory readings assigned, see relevant reading list

Week Chapters Topic

1 Sep 3 Labor Day
Sep 4* 1,15-21 Neural Basis of Cognition (Tso)
Sep 7 # Introduction to Neocortex (Tso)
2 Sep 10 26 Vision, retina (Solessio)
Sep 12 Retina papers (Solessio)
Sep 14 Retina papers (Solessio)
3 Sep 17 25, 27 # Central visual pathways (Tso)
Sep 19 Central vision papers (Tso)
Sep 21 Central vision papers (Tso)
4 Sep 24 28 # Perception of motion, depth, color and form (Tso)
Sep 26 Visual Submodalities papers (Tso)
Sep 28 Visual Submodalities papers (Tso)
Think about mid-course paper topic
5 Oct 1 20, 29 # Attention (Tso)
Oct 3 Attention Papers (Tso)
Oct 5 39, 40 Oculomotor and Vestibular system (Middleton)
6 Oct 8 Columbus Day
Oct 10 Oculomotor and Vestibular Papers (Middleton)
Oct 12 Oculomotor and Vestibular Papers (Middleton)
7 Oct 15 30, 31 Hearing, transduction to 8th nerve encoding (Solessio)
Oct 17 Early audition papers (Solessio)
Oct 19 30 # Central audition and Auditory Psychophysics Demos (Tso)
8 Oct 22 Central audition papers (Tso)
Choose mid-course paper topic
Oct 24 Central audition and language papers (Tso)
Oct 26 32 Chemical senses (Middleton)
Mid-semester exam distributed
9 Oct 29* Mid-semester exam due at 3:30pm
Oct 30* Chemical senses papers (Middleton)
Oct 31 Chemical senses papers (Middleton)
Nov 2 20-23 Somatosensory system (Middleton)
10 Nov 5 Somatosensory papers, transduction and encoding (Middleton)
Nov 7 Somatosensory papers, central processing (Middleton)
Nov 9 33, 34, 36, 37 Sensory/Motor integration, Motor Unit, Reflexes, Locomotion (Middleton)
11 Nov 12 Motor System papers (Middleton)
Nov 14 Motor System papers (Middleton)
Nov 16 38 Central Control of Movement and Motor Papers I (Middleton)
12 Nov 19 Central Motor Papers II (Middleton)
Nov 20 Mid-course paper due at 3:30pm
Nov 21* Brief (10-15min) presentations of mid-course papers
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Holiday
13 Nov 26 41, 42 # Central Motor Papers III (Cerebellum) (Middleton)
Nov 28 43 # Central Motor Papers IV (BasalGanglia) (Middleton)
Nov 30 24, 49 # Limbic System Overview (Middleton)
14 Dec 3 Pain, Autonomic & Limbic System Interactions (Middleton)
Dec 5 Chronobiology (Sleep and Circadian Rhythms)
Dec 7 62 Learning, memory: Cellular mechanisms (Middleton)
15 Dec 10 63 Learning, memory: Cellular mechanisms (Middleton)
Dec 12 Central learning and memory papers (Middleton)
Dec 14 56 # Sensory experience, plasticity and reorganization papers (Tso)
16 Dec 17 Sensory experience, plasticity and reorganization papers (Tso)
Final exam distributed
Dec 19 Decision making (Tso)
Dec 21 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 Monday, October 27, due no later than Thursday, October 30, 3:30pm in the Neuroscience Office.
  • The final exam will be a take-home exam, distributed on Wednesday, December 17, due no later than Monday, December 22, 3:30pm in the Neuroscience Office.

  • Tips for effective paper presentations

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