Course Description The human brain is the most complex organ; it determines how we sense and perceive the world, how we learn and remember, as well as how we act on and change the world. Its complexity is reflected in its anatomical organizations, as well as its biochemical and physiological processes at the intracellular, intercellular and neural network levels.
Neuroscience, as a discipline for the studies of the brain, mind and behavior, is arguably at the frontier of life sciences now and for many years to come. The last decade, which was designated as the decade of the brain, has already signified the rapid explosion of neuroscience research and the immense opportunities ahead of us.
This graduate neuroscience course will include the fundamental principles of neuroscience as well as the latest development in neuroscience research in selected topics at the system, cellular, molecular, and genetic levels.
Format The Graduate Neuroscience is a 4 credit hour course. The course meets for 2 hours twice a week that includes lectures and literature reviews.
Reading Two textbooks are recommended:
Grading Students will be graded on three exams (25% each) and one research report (25%).