Advanced Cellular Neuroscience - Introduction to the basic properties of neurons as cells, membrane biophysics, the Hodgkin-Huxley model, ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors, and synaptic transmission.
Advanced Systems Neuroscience - Comparative and developmental neuroanatomy, motor and sensory systems, neuronal basis of preception and behavior.
Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience - Behavioral neuroscience in animal models, human neuroanatomy, perception, attention, and learning and memory. Higher order cognitive functions are discussed relative to their systems-level counterparts.
BI420/520 Cellular Basis of Learning and Memory
The history and current state of knowledge about the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory common to simple and complex animals.
BI424/524 Advanced Molecular Genetics
Structure and function of chromosomes with emphasis on unsolved genetic problems such as genomic imprinting, position effects, and gene silencing.
PSY433/533 Learning & Memory
Processes underlying learning and memory, including evolution. Topics range from simple forms of behavior change to the acquisition, retention, forgetting, and retrieval of symbolic information.
Issues of memory; coding for storage, control processes for storage; attention and cognitive control; analysis of more complex cognitive tasks; approaches to problem solving.
Topics covered are color, size, shape, depth, distance, and movement. Examines the relationships between stimuli and perception, stimuli and the neural response, and the neural response and perception.
PSY445/545 Brain Mechanisms of Behavior
What are the neural mechanisms underlying behavior? How do neural circuits operate to achieve sensory processing, sensorimotor integration, motor control, and behavioral choice? How do neuroscientists investigate these questions? How can basic principles learned from particular species be applied to brain mechanisms in humans?
PSY450/550 Hormones & Behavior
Relationships among the brain, endocrine systems, and behavior. Developmental effects of hormones on the brain, puberty, sexuality, aggression, stress.
BI451/551 Invertabrate Zoology
Representative invertebrate groups with emphasis on marine forms; morphology, systematics, life history, and ecology.
BI466/566 Developmental Neurobiology
Mechanisms underlying development of the nervous system. The genesis of nerve cells; differentiation of neurons; synaptogenesis and neuronal specificity; plasticity, regeneration, and degeneration of nervous tissue.
PSY475/575 Cognitive Development
Intellectual development in children from infancy to adolescence with a focus on early childhood. Topics covered include perception, attention, memory, reasoning, conceptual structure, social cognition.
BI485/585 Techniques in Computational Neuroscience
Introduction to numerical techniques for modeling the nervous system from single neurons to neural networks.