Instructor: Ilanna Witten
Description of Course Goals and CurriculumThis is an introductory course on neuroscience, overviewing a broad range of topics, including neuronal excitability, synaptic physiology, sensory processing, learning and memory, and motor processing. The course will address these broad questions: How does information from the outside world get into the brain? What signaling processes does the brain use? What neuronal pathways do these signals follow? This course meets twice a week for 50 minutes, and once a week for a 50 minute precept.
Learning From Classroom InstructionLectures go into detail about the textbook readings, and precepts help explain concepts that may seem confusing.
Learning For and From AssignmentsThis course has two exams that are multiple choice. Preparation for these exams requires you to learn the material from lecture and textbooks.
External Resources‘Principles of Neurobiology’ Luo. 2015.
What Students Should Know About This Course For Purposes Of Course SelectionThis class may seem boring at points, but if you are interested in taking further neuroscience classes, it is extremely important!
Fundamentals of Neuroscience