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NEUSCI 198 The Biology of Human Consciousness (5) NW William J Moody
An overview of the basic physiology and anatomy of the human nervous system, then explore a series of topics where direct experiments have given us a view of the biological mechanisms that explain high-level brain functions - language, memory, object recognition, the attachment of emotion to people we know and the sensation of time. Recommended: Those with an interest in psychology, neurology, general science or the brain Offered: A.
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NEUSCI 301 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (5) NW William J Moody
Introduces students to the physiological and molecular properties of individual nerve cells and the synaptic connections between them, and to principles of nervous system development. Includes weekly laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: BIOL 220. Offered: W.
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NEUSCI 302 Introduction to Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience (3/5) NW Joseph A. Sisneros, Martha Bosma
Introduces neuroethology, i.e., the mechanisms by which neurons and the synaptic connections among them produce sensory perceptions and complex behavioral outputs. Available with or without weekly laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: NEUSCI 301. Offered: A.
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NEUSCI 401 Systems Neuroscience (3) NW
Introduces students to the anatomical and physiological organization of the major sensory, motor, and associative systems of the mammalian brain. Behavioral data used to stress functional integration of systems. Includes gross brain anatomy demonstration and computer tutorials. Prerequisite: NEUSCI 301. Offered: Sp.
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NEUSCI 402 Diseases of the Nervous System (3) NW
Introduces the basic mechanisms of mammalian nervous system function through the study of human neurological diseases that result from specific disruption of neuronal signaling. Prerequisite: NEUSCI 401. Offered: W.
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NEUSCI 403 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience (3) NW
Topics include information processing in sensory and motor systems, sensory-motor integration, learning, and memory. Using examples from the field of neuroethology, encourages students to work independently on problems taken from the recent neurobiological research literature. Prerequisite: NEUSCI 401. Offered: W.
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NEUSCI 404 Neuropharmacology (3) NW
Actions of drugs on the brain at clinical, cellular, and molecular levels. Therapeutic use of drugs in treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases. Abuse of drugs and the mechanisms of addiction, tolerance, and withdrawal. Prerequisite: NEUSCI 401. Offered: Sp.
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NEUSCI 405 Neural Computation and Engineering Laboratory (3) NW Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad, Amy Orsborn
Introduces neural recording and quantitative analysis techniques to students with a background in quantitative methods. Prerequisite: Either AMATH 342, BIOL 162, or BIOL 220; and one of the following: MATH 308, AMATH 301, or AMATH 352. Offered: jointly with BIOEN 466/E E 466.
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NEUSCI 440 Topics in Current Neurosience Research (2, max. 6) NW
Prerequisite: NEUSCI 302. Credit/no-credit only.
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NEUSCI 450 Current Research Literature in Neuroscience (2, max. 6) NW
Weekly journal club in neurobiology. Students read and discuss original research articles in neurobiology, centered around a specific topic each quarter. Prerequisite: BIOL 220. Credit/no-credit only.
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NEUSCI 490 Seminar in Computational Neuroscience (1-3, max. 6) NW
Supervised readings and group discussions in computational neuroscience. Credit/no-credit only.
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NEUSCI 496 Peer Teaching Facilitator in Neuroscience (5, max. 10) Michael L Kennedy
For undergraduates assisting in Neurobiology courses as facilitators. Peer Facilitators assist with laboratories, attend lectures, and attend weekly course meetings, gaining direct course experience. Does not include independent teaching or grading. Prerequisite: NEUSCI 302. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AW.
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NEUSCI 499 Individual Research in Neuroscience (3-6, max. 18)
Students carry out projects in laboratories of program faculty. Prerequisite: NEUSCI 301.
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