Courses for Spring 2021

  • Independent Study

    Laboratory-oriented research in neuroscience, supervised by staff members. A student, under the guidance of a neuroscience faculty member, proposes a topic for research, develops the procedures for its investigation, and writes a report of the results of his or her study. Independent study may replace only one required course in the neuroscience concentration. Prerequisites include NEUR 0010, 1020 and 1030. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Permission must be obtained from the Neuroscience Department.
    NEUR 1970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Marshall
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    NEUR 1970 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Burwell
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    NEUR 1970 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Donoghue
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    NEUR 1970 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Patrick
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    NEUR 1970 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Berson
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    NEUR 1970 S06
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    Blumstein
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    NEUR 1970 S07
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    Fallon
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    NEUR 1970 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Cooper
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    NEUR 1970 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Hart
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    NEUR 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmerman
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    NEUR 1970 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Bienenstock
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    NEUR 1970 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Morrow
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    NEUR 1970 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Lester
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    NEUR 1970 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Warren
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    NEUR 1970 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Lipscombe
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    NEUR 1970 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Bowen
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    NEUR 1970 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Sanes
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    NEUR 1970 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Kauer
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    NEUR 1970 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Hawrot
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    NEUR 1970 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Badre
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    NEUR 1970 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Simmons
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    NEUR 1970 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Frank
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    NEUR 1970 S23
    Primary Instructor
    Simmons
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    NEUR 1970 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Hochberg
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    NEUR 1970 S25
    Primary Instructor
    Paradiso
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    NEUR 1970 S26
    Primary Instructor
    Geman
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    NEUR 1970 S27
    Primary Instructor
    Connors
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    NEUR 1970 S28
    Primary Instructor
    Aizenman
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    NEUR 1970 S29
    Primary Instructor
    Welch
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    NEUR 1970 S30
    Primary Instructor
    Desrochers
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    NEUR 1970 S31
    Primary Instructor
    Sheinberg
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    NEUR 1970 S32
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    Hoffman-Kim
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    NEUR 1970 S33
    Primary Instructor
    Heindel
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    NEUR 1970 S34
    Primary Instructor
    Barnea
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    NEUR 1970 S35
    Primary Instructor
    Reenan
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    NEUR 1970 S36
    Primary Instructor
    Zervas
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    NEUR 1970 S37
    Primary Instructor
    Oh
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    NEUR 1970 S38
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    Nurmikko
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    NEUR 1970 S39
    Primary Instructor
    Oancea
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    NEUR 1970 S40
    Primary Instructor
    White
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    NEUR 1970 S41
    Primary Instructor
    Lo
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    NEUR 1970 S42
    Primary Instructor
    Serre
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    NEUR 1970 S43
    Primary Instructor
    Moore
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    NEUR 1970 S44
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    NEUR 1970 S45
    Primary Instructor
    Asaad
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    NEUR 1970 S46
    Primary Instructor
    Jones
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    NEUR 1970 S47
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
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    NEUR 1970 S48
    Primary Instructor
    Stein
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    NEUR 1970 S49
    Primary Instructor
    Dickstein
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    NEUR 1970 S50
    Primary Instructor
    Truccolo
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    NEUR 1970 S51
    Primary Instructor
    Kaun
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    NEUR 1970 S52
    Primary Instructor
    Jaworski
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    NEUR 1970 S53
    Primary Instructor
    Song
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    NEUR 1970 S54
    Primary Instructor
    Watanabe
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    NEUR 1970 S55
    Primary Instructor
    Walsh
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    NEUR 1970 S56
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    NEUR 1970 S57
    Primary Instructor
    Borton
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    NEUR 1970 S58
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmerman
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    NEUR 1970 S59
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    Vargas-Irwin
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    NEUR 1970 S60
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    Akbar
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    NEUR 1970 S61
    Primary Instructor
    McGeary
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    NEUR 1970 S62
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
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    NEUR 1970 S63
    Primary Instructor
    Stonestreet
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    NEUR 1970 S64
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    Carskadon
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    NEUR 1970 S65
    Primary Instructor
    Monti
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    NEUR 1970 S66
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    De La Monte
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    NEUR 1970 S67
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    O'Connor-Giles
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    NEUR 1970 S68
    Primary Instructor
    Fleischmann
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    NEUR 1970 S69
    Primary Instructor
    Nassar
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    NEUR 1970 S70
    Primary Instructor
    Atwood
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    NEUR 1970 S71
    Primary Instructor
    Cutting
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    NEUR 1970 S72
    Primary Instructor
    Tapinos
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    NEUR 1970 S73
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    Sheinkopf
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    NEUR 1970 S74
    Primary Instructor
    LaFrance
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    NEUR 1970 S75
    Primary Instructor
    Sasaki
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    NEUR 1970 S76
    Primary Instructor
    Margolis
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    NEUR 1970 S77
    Primary Instructor
    McLaughlin
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    NEUR 1970 S78
    Primary Instructor
    Lee
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    NEUR 1970 S79
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    Tyrka
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    NEUR 1970 S80
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    Creton
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    NEUR 1970 S81
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    Sharkey
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    NEUR 1970 S82
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    Carpenter
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    NEUR 1970 S83
    Primary Instructor
    Haass-Koffler
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    NEUR 1970 S84
    Primary Instructor
    Plavicki
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  • Graduate Independent Study

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. S/NC
    NEUR 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Marshall
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    NEUR 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Burwell
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    NEUR 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Donoghue
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    NEUR 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Patrick
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    NEUR 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Berson
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    NEUR 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Blumstein
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    NEUR 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Fallon
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    NEUR 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Cooper
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    NEUR 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Hart
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    NEUR 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmerman
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    NEUR 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Bienenstock
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    NEUR 2980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Morrow
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    NEUR 2980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Lester
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    NEUR 2980 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Warren
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    NEUR 2980 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Lipscombe
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    NEUR 2980 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Bowen
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    NEUR 2980 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Sanes
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    NEUR 2980 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Kauer
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    NEUR 2980 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Hawrot
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    NEUR 2980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Badre
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    NEUR 2980 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Simmons
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    NEUR 2980 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Frank
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    NEUR 2980 S23
    Primary Instructor
    Simmons
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    NEUR 2980 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Hochberg
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    NEUR 2980 S25
    Primary Instructor
    Paradiso
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    NEUR 2980 S26
    Primary Instructor
    Geman
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    NEUR 2980 S27
    Primary Instructor
    Connors
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    NEUR 2980 S28
    Primary Instructor
    Aizenman
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    NEUR 2980 S29
    Primary Instructor
    Welch
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    NEUR 2980 S30
    Primary Instructor
    Desrochers
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    NEUR 2980 S31
    Primary Instructor
    Sheinberg
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    NEUR 2980 S32
    Primary Instructor
    Hoffman-Kim
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    NEUR 2980 S33
    Primary Instructor
    Heindel
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    NEUR 2980 S34
    Primary Instructor
    Barnea
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    NEUR 2980 S35
    Primary Instructor
    Reenan
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    NEUR 2980 S36
    Primary Instructor
    Zervas
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    NEUR 2980 S37
    Primary Instructor
    Valdez
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    NEUR 2980 S38
    Primary Instructor
    Nurmikko
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    NEUR 2980 S39
    Primary Instructor
    Oancea
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    NEUR 2980 S40
    Primary Instructor
    White
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    NEUR 2980 S41
    Primary Instructor
    Moore
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    NEUR 2980 S42
    Primary Instructor
    Serre
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    NEUR 2980 S43
    Primary Instructor
    Asaad
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    NEUR 2980 S44
    Primary Instructor
    Truccolo
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    NEUR 2980 S45
    Primary Instructor
    Kaun
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    NEUR 2980 S46
    Primary Instructor
    Jaworski
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    NEUR 2980 S47
    Primary Instructor
    Jones
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    NEUR 2980 S48
    Primary Instructor
    De La Monte
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    NEUR 2980 S49
    Primary Instructor
    Fawzi
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    NEUR 2980 S50
    Primary Instructor
    Webb
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    NEUR 2980 S51
    Primary Instructor
    Wharton
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    NEUR 2980 S52
    Primary Instructor
    O'Connor-Giles
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    NEUR 2980 S53
    Primary Instructor
    Liu
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    NEUR 2980 S54
    Primary Instructor
    Dennery
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    NEUR 2980 S55
    Primary Instructor
    Jamieson
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    NEUR 2980 S56
    Primary Instructor
    Fleischmann
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    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    NEUR 2970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sheinberg
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    NEUR 2990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Lipscombe
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Principles of Neurobiology

    A lecture course covering fundamental concepts of cellular and molecular neurobiology. Topics include structure of ion channels, synaptic transmission, synaptic development, molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, learning and memory and neurological diseases. Prerequisite: NEUR 0010. Strongly recommended: BIOL 0200 or equivalent.
    NEUR 1020 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Aizenman
  • Introduction to Neurogenetics

    Recent advances in molecular biology and molecular genetics have allowed researchers to test specific hypotheses concerning the genetic control of behavior and neurological disease. This course will familiarize you with the relatively new and exciting field of neurogenetics. We will cover basic topics, new ideas, and unsolved problems in neurogenetics primarily through the two assigned texts. However, neurogenetics is essentially a “frontier” area in neuroscience, and the best way to approach this topic is by scientific literature, which will be covered in some lectures.
    NEUR 1040 S01
    This hybrid course will only meet synchronously on Thursday's. Instructors will approve concurrent registration of NEUR1540 and NEUR1040, but you need to go through the process of getting overlapping courses approved. Instructor approval does not guarantee approval by the college. Sections will only meet the weeks of: Jan 11 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29 Apr 5 Apr 12
    Primary Instructor
    Kaun
    NEUR 1040 C01
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    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    NEUR 1040 C02
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    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

    Exploration of learning and memory from the molecular to the behavioral level. Topics will include declarative and procedural memory formation and storage, associative and non-associative learning, cellular and molecular mechanisms for learning, and disorders affecting learning and memory. Examples will be drawn from numerous brain areas and a variety of model systems, including humans. Students will gain experience interpreting experiments from primary literature. Prerequisite: NEUR 1020.
    NEUR 1540 S01
    This hybrid course will only meet synchronously on Tuesday's. Instructors will approve concurrent registration of NEUR1540 and NEUR1040, but you need to go through the process of getting overlapping courses approved. Instructor approval does not guarantee approval by the college.
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
  • Developmental Neurobiology

    The course will explore core concepts of developmental biology in the context of the developing nervous system. Topics will include: neuronal specification, cell migration, axon guidance, synapse formation, and neural plasticity. Students will gain experience with the primary literature and learn about cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain development and the tools and model organisms used to study them. Request override through [email protected] The decision will be made based on a variety of factors including: seniority, concentration requirement, etc.
    NEUR 1560 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Jaworski
  • Experimental Neurobiology

    Intensive laboratory experience in neuroscience appropriate for students with basic background in Neurobiology. Learn and employ the classical neurophysiological techniques of extracellular recording, intracellular recording and receptive field mapping using a variety of animal species. Experiments will include recording of sensory signals in the cockroach leg; frog sciatic nerve and sciatic nerve/muscle preparation and intracellular recording of neurons in Aplysia. Instruction on and practice of effective science writing is another component to this course. Labs are supplemented by informal lectures. Please request override through [email protected] Overrides will not be given until after the first course meeting.
    NEUR 1600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Stein
    NEUR 1600 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Stein
  • Neural Computation in Learning and Decision-Making

    Your brain is constantly making decisions, receiving feedback about those decisions, and learning from that feedback. In this course we will examine the neuroscience underlying these processes from a computational perspective. The course will involve reading scientific papers from cognitive neuroscience, building and testing the computational models that have been developed to synthesize this literature, and, as a final project, extending an existing model of learning or decision making and characterizing its behavior. A primary goal for the course is to develop the tools and motivation to translate verbal theories of behavior into formal and testable computational models.
    NEUR 1660 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nassar
  • Neural Correlates of Consciousness

    This couse will consider the neuroscience of consciousness from a variety of perspectives, using examples from behavior, neurophysiology, neuroimaging and neurology. The course content will focus on primary literature, using review articles for background. Students will lead discussions. Sign-up required by Google Docs (link below). Please keep in mind that overrides may not be given until after the first meeting. Overrides are given based on seniority, concentration requirements, etc. Strongly Recommended: NEUR 1030. Enrollment limited to 15.
    NEUR 1930I S01
    To express interest in this course, please fill out this sign up sheet: https://forms.gle/wNKYVSJ8tgh5b7ge7
    Primary Instructor
    Sanes
  • C2S Neurotech: From Concept to Startup- Translating Neurotechnology

    To provide an understanding of the process of translating neurotechnology concepts into applications that can benefit people with nervous system disorders. Emphasizing principles useful to (1) recognize viable neuroscience concepts that can be applied to human nervous system disorders and (2) implement the essential engineering and clinical steps to translate concepts into real world, useful solutions. This is for students interested in translational neuroscience research in academia or in entrepreneurship and commercialization of neurotech innovations. Please request override via [email protected]
    NEUR 1930J S01
    Primary Instructor
    Donoghue
  • Advanced Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology II

    This course continues the investigation of molecular and cellular approaches used to study the CNS from the level of individual genes to the control of behavior. Topics include patterning of the nervous system, generation of neuronal diversity, axonal guidance, synapse formation, the control of behavior by specific neural circuits and neurodegenerative diseases. Enrollment is limited to graduate students.
    NEUR 2040 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Barnea
  • Advanced Systems Neuroscience

    Focuses on cognitive approaches to study nervous system function. Lectures and discussions focus on neurophysiology, neuroimaging and lesion analysis in mammals, including humans. Computational approaches will become integrated into the material. Topics include the major cognitive systems, including perception, decisions, learning and memory, emotion and reward, language, and higher cortical function. Instructor permission required.
    NEUR 2060 S01
    This course will meet asynchronously and synchronously (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 pm - 3 pm).
    Primary Instructor
    Sheinberg
  • Neurobiology of Love

    The goal of this course is to explore the underlying neurobiological principles of love and attachment. Topics include the relevant brain areas, the role of sensation and perception in love and attachment; how love and attachment influence action and behavior; plasticity and learning in these systems; and relevant neurodiversity related to love and attachment. You will gain a deeper understanding of concepts and principles that apply throughout the brain. You will gain experience with primary literature and learn about the relevant experimental techniques. There will be an emphasis on how the neurobiology of love is portrayed in the popular press.
    NEUR 1930L S01
    Please request the override during pre-registration. Students will not be given an override during pre-registration, but students who request overrides will get additional information about the lottery process and how to gain a spot in this course in January.
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
  • Graduate Proseminar in Neuroscience

    See Graduate Pro-Seminar In Neuroscience (NEUR 2010) for course description.
    NEUR 2020 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sheinberg