NSCI 400 - Neuroscience Seminar
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Neuroscience seminars are capstone courses for Neuroscience majors designed to help students integrate and apply their knowledge of neuroscience as well as help them consolidate their research, analysis, writing, and presentation skills. These courses will focus on the analysis and discussion of the original research literature in a selected area of neuroscience. Enrollment Limit: 14.
Theme: Neural Engineering. This seminar will familiarize students to the multi-disciplinary field of neural engineering with an emphasis on neural modulation and augmentation. Students will be evaluated based on their ability to express understanding of material through oral and written work. Topics may include deep brain stimulation, peripheral nerve regeneration, brain-computer interfaces, and neural prosthetics, among others.
Theme: Neurobiology of Disease.* This seminar will consider major nervous system diseases and disorders, examining clinical symptoms, treatment options, molecular mechanisms, and current research topics. The course relies heavily on student discussion and presentation (oral and written) of material. Topics may include schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, depression, addiction, Parkinson’s disease and others.
Instructor: K. Caldwell, K. Kile
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Neuroscience major and senior status or consent of the instructor.
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