Spring 2023 Pre-College Prog: Introduction to Neuroscience PS0104 section D01

Introduction to Neuroscience: Understand

Intro to Neuroscience: Br

Call Number 10937
Day & Time
U 10:00am-12:00pm
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor Nicole Callahan
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description

This course is designed for students interested in the science of the brain, including its evolutionary origins, early development, and role in generating behavior. We explore theories of the brain as the seat of the self from ancient Greece to modern times, and investigate systems that make up the brain from the individual neuron to the entire central nervous system. We also look into how sensation, perception, and decision making work at the physiological level. The course blends historical trends in neuroscience with modern experiments and findings, and touches on major areas of research including animal studies, recording and imaging techniques, computational neuroscience, and neuropharmacology.

In-class small-group exercises, in addition to lectures, allow students to tangibly explore the ideas presented in class. Participants construct various models of the brain, critique professional neuroscientific papers as “peer-reviewers,” and visualize actual neural data with instructor guidance. The course includes asynchronous work, which students are expected to complete between class sessions.

Web Site Vergil
Department Pre-College Programs (SHSP)
Enrollment 22 students (22 max) as of 2:06PM Thursday, September 28, 2023
Status Full
Subject Pre-College Prog: Introduction to Neuroscience
Number PS0104
Section D01
Division School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231NURO0104KD01