NEUR 1004: An introduction to the field of neuroscience, and academic and career planning for neuroscience majors. Exposure to areas of practice and research, and opportunities for education, training and employment in this field (1H, 1C).
NEUR 2025: Introduction to the fundamental principles of neuroscience. Structures and function of central nervous system in humans and other animals, signal processing and transmission, development of neural and brain circuits, encoding and transmission of sensory and perceptual information, motor control/movement. Pre: BIOL 1105, 1106, CHEM 1036 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 2026: Complex brain processes including learning, memory, emotion, decision making, social behavior, and mental health and functioning. Pre: NEUR 2025 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 2035: Organization and function of the nervous system. Neuroanatomy, microscopy, intracellular simulation, extracellular recording, electrophysiology, neurotransmitters, and neuroplasticity. Co: 2025 (3L, 1C).
NEUR 2036: Receptive field, sensation and perception, motor system, simple neural circuitry, neuroendocrine and higher level cognitive processes. Co: 2026 (3L, 1C).
NEUR 3044: Fundamental principles of cellular and molecular neuroscience. Methods to study neurochemistry and neurobiology, theoretical and practical issues of relating cellular/molecular structures and functions to higher-level nervous system functioning, and current understanding of cellular/molecular bases of nervous system disorders. Pre: NEUR 2026 (3H, 3C), CHEM 1036.
NEUR 3064: The conceptual framework of neuroscience of learning and instruction. Methods for studying mind and brain functions and their role in academic success and failure in educational settings. Theoretical and practical issues regarding pedagogy and assessment. Pre: NEUR 2026 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 3084: Concepts in cognitive neuroscience. Methods available to study brain and nervous system function, theoretical and practical issues of relating mental functions to biological brain functions. Overview of current understanding of the neural bases of various mental functions (e.g., memory, attention, emotion, decision making). Pre: NEUR 2026 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 3144: Foundation of social interactions in human and non-human: ability to learn and memorize locations, situations, individuals, facts and tasks forms. Cellular and molecular mechanism underlying learning and memory and model systems. Approaches to these processes along with diseases presenting with learning and memory deficits in humans. Pre: NEUR 2026 (3H, 3C).
Ethical, legal, and social issues faced by human societies from the perspective of neuroscience. Broader questions about ethical and social constructs including consciousness, personhood, cognitive enhancement, free will, and death. Research in neuroscience to issues in medicine, research, law, criminology, public health, and the arts. Junior standing (3H, 3C).
NEUR 3554: Integration of the interdisciplinary fields of neuroscience: includes the conceptual frameworks and theories of neuroscience spanning molecules to behavior, the methods available to study nervous system structure and function from molecules to behavior, theoretical and practical issues of linking these lower-levels structures and processes to higher-level neurological and psychological functions, and the latest applications and technologies for translating neuroscience into more effective interventions and treatments. Practical experience includes literature review research and writing, data analysis and interpretation, written and oral presentation, and site-specific training. Pre: NEUR 2026 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 4034: Common brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders ranging from trauma to autism. Genetic, molecules and cellular changes in disease. Therapeutic implications and development of novel drugs. Challenges in drug discovery and implementation of personalized medicine. Ethical issues regarding genetic findings. Pre: NEUR 2026 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 4044: Integration of methods and results from cutting-edge interdisciplinary neuroscience research; theoretical and practical issues when linking molecular/cellular structures and processes to higher-level neurological and psychological functions. Pre: NEUR 3044 or NEUR 3084 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 4084: Concepts in developmental cognitive neuroscience. Methods available to study development of brain and nervous system function. Relating developmental change in mental functions to development of biological brain functions. Advancements in research and practice regarding developmental basis of neurological and mental functions (e.g., memory, attention, emotion). Pre: NEUR 3084 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 4454: Neural processes related to reward, learning, reflection, delay of gratification, and social interaction. Clinical uses of neuroeconomics research techniques. Implications of neuroeconomics in economics, policy, law and business. Pre: NEUR 2026 or ECON 3104 (3H, 3C).
NEUR 4544: Synapse morphology and function, central versus peripheral synapses, site of action of many therapeutic drugs and substances of abuse, synaptic pruning and failure. Changes in synaptic structure and function during development and in diseases. Pre: NEUR 2026 (3H, 3C).
Clinical approaches to surgically treat stroke, trauma, spinal cord injuries and brain tumors. Expected outcomes and therapeutic limitations. Surgical procedures in operating room. Patient follow-up and outcomes. Medical emergencies and appropriate professional responses. Ethical issues regarding health care, disparity, life and death decisions. Medical profession exploration. Pre: NEUR 2026 (3H, 3C).