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.
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.
In this course we will examine the ways in which drugs act on the brain to alter behavior and will review basic principles of brain function and mechanisms of drug action in the brain.
We will read and discuss primary source scientific journal articles drawn from both psychology and neuroscience with a focus on what kinds of brain activity distinguish conscious from unconscious states.
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