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, 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 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, Neuro-economics, Free will papers (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.
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