Time: Mon, Fri at 10:00-11:30AM,
Wed at 12:00-1:30pm
Room: WH 3109
Text: Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessell, 4th 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 Aug 25 1,17-21 Neural Basis of Cognition (Tso) Aug 27 # Introduction to Neocortex (Tso) Aug 29 26 Vision, retina (Solessio) 2 Sep 1 Labor Day Sep 3 Retina papers (Solessio) Sep 5 Retina papers (Solessio) 3 Sep 8 20-23 Somatosensory system (Youngentob) Sep 10 Somatosensory papers, transduction and encoding (Youngentob) Sep 12 Somatosensory papers, central processing (Youngentob) 4 Sep 15 27 # Central visual pathways (Tso) Sep 17 Central vision papers (Tso) Sep 19 Central vision papers (Tso) 5 Sep 22 28, 29 # Perception of motion, depth, color and form (Tso & Motter) Sep 24 Visual Submodalities papers (Tso & Motter) Sep 26 Visual Submodalities papers (Tso & Motter)
Think about mid-course paper topic
6 Sep 29 39, 40 Oculomotor and Vestibular system (Middleton) Oct 1 Oculomotor and Vestibular Papers (Middleton) Oct 3 Oculomotor and Vestibular Papers (Middleton) 7 Oct 6 25 # Attention (Motter) Oct 8 Attention Papers (Motter) Oct 10 30, 31 Hearing, transduction to 8th nerve encoding (Youngentob) (Youngentob) 8 Oct 13 Columbus Day Oct 15 Early audition papers (Youngentob) Oct 17 30 # Central audition and Auditory Psychophysics Demos (Tso)
Choose mid-course paper
9 Oct 20 Central audition papers (Tso) Oct 22 32 Smell & Taste (Youngentob) Oct 24 Chemical senses papers (Youngentob) 10 Oct 27 Chemical senses papers (Youngentob)
Mid-semester exam distributed
Oct 30 Mid-semester exam due at 3:30pm Oct 31 33, 34, 36, 37 Sensory/Motor integration, Motor Unit,
Reflexes, Locomotion (Durkovic)
11 Nov 3 Motor System papers (Durkovic) Nov 4 Motor system demo (Calancie)
1pm, 1st floor, Room 1213, IHP
Nov 5 Motor System papers (Durkovic) Nov 7 38 Central Control of Movement and Motor Papers I (Middleton) 12 Nov 10 Central Motor Papers II (Middleton) Nov 12 41, 42 # Cerebellum and Cerebellum Papers I (Middleton) Nov 14 Cerebellum Papers II (Middleton) 13 Nov 17 43 # Basal Ganglia and Basal Ganglia Papers I (Middleton) Nov 19 Basal Ganglia Papers II (Middleton) Nov 21 24, 49 # Limbic System Overview (Vogt) 14 Nov 24 Pain, Autonomic & Limbic System Interactions (Vogt) Nov 25 Mid-course paper due at 3:30pm Nov 26 Brief (10-15min) presentations of mid-course papers Nov 28 Thanksgiving Holiday 15 Dec 1 20 # Functional Imaging (Tso) Dec 3 fMRI demonstration of working memory (Kates)
(1:15pm at 1st floor of IHP, Classroom A)
Dec 4 FMRI and Lesions: When things go wrong (Tso)
(10am, WH 3109)
Dec 5 62 Learning, memory: Cellular mechanisms (Middleton) 16 Dec 8 63 Learning, memory: Cellular mechanisms papers (Middleton) Dec 9 Central learning and memory papers (Middleton)
(10am, WH 3109)
Dec 12 Central learning and memory papers (Middleton) 17 Dec 15 56 # Sensory experience, plasticity and reorganization papers (Tso) Dec 17 Sensory experience, plasticity and reorganization papers (Tso)
Final exam distributed
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 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.
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