How does the mind work? How can we explain animal and human behavior? What is different when someone is not neurotypical? Neuroscience is the modern attempt to answer these and other questions through the study of the brain.
An introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system, this course explores the basic functions of neurons and synapses as well as neural mechanisms of sensation at molecular, cellular, circuit and system levels.
This laboratory and lecture course will focus on advanced quantitative fluorescence microscopy techniques used for imaging a range of biological model systems and functions ranging from single molecules to cells to tissues.
Plastic changes to synapses are thought to underlie many higher-order functions of the brain in both the developing and adult nervous system. This seminar focuses on the most well-studied example of synaptic plasticity, modifications in a region of the brain called the hippocampus.
Prof. Josef Trapani receives close to $440k from the National Institutes of Health to continue his good work—and that of the undergraduate students he mentors—in understanding auditory systems.Read more