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Fall 2012-2013
* NEU 258 / PSY 258 (STN)   No Audit

Fundamentals of Neuroscience

Michael S. Graziano

This is a survey course on neuroscience, focusing mainly on sensory and motor processing in the primate brain. How does information from the outside world get into the brain, what neuronal pathways does it follow, how is it processed and used to construct an internal model of three-dimensional reality, and how does the brain choose and coordinate the correct behavioral response?

Sample reading list:
Bear, Conners, Paradiso, Neuroscience, Exploring the Brain, 3rd Edition

Reading/Writing assignments:
60 pages of reading per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Introductory Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry, at least at the high school level, are recommended background for enrollment. Students who have taken PSY 208 must have instructor's permission to take NEU 258 because they cover similar materials. NEU 258 is more detailed and leads into NEU 259 as a two-term sequence. NEU 258 is required for the Neuroscience Certificate..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20793 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   10   Enrolled:169 Limit:250
P01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M   Thomas Laboratory   222   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M   Lewis Library   117   Enrolled:16 Limit:15
P03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   Thomas Laboratory   317   Enrolled:15 Limit:15
P04 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Lewis Library   311   Enrolled:15 Limit:15
P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am W   Thomas Laboratory   117   Enrolled:15 Limit:15
P06 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Schultz Laboratory   318   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
P07 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Schultz Laboratory   318   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
P08 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Schultz Laboratory   318   Enrolled:15 Limit:15
P09 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Schultz Laboratory   318   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
P10 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Schultz Laboratory   418   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
P11 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   Schultz Laboratory   418   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
P12 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Schultz Laboratory   418   Enrolled:13 Limit:15