NBIO 240 Principles of Neuroscience Research

offered for the first time in fall 2022

A lecture- and literature-based course examining the fundamental principles of neuroscience. Lecture topics include ion channel biophysics, resting potentials, action potentials, synaptic transmission, sensory systems, motor systems, learning, neural circuits underlying behavior, and neuropsychiatric diseases. Complementary readings of classical and current primary literature will give a deeper understanding of the fundamental underpinnings of nervous system structure and function. Intended for Ph.D. students and advanced undergraduates or master's students who intend to perform basic research in neuroscience—usually offered yearly.