Neuroscience Senior Comprehensive Exam Schedule and Papers

Spring 2017

Written Exam - The exam will be given from 7-10 PM the teaching labs (McGuire 145)


Papers for the Written Exam

***See the instructions for more details***

Reminder: In order to complete your comprehensive requirement, you must also attend the oral presentations (see above for time and place).

The exam will consist of questions based on the following two papers:

Absence of Neuroplastin-65 Affects Synaptogenesis in Mouse Inner Hair Cells and Causes Profound Hearing Loss
Leanne Carrott, Michael R. Bowl, Carlos Aguilar, Stuart L. Johnson, Lauren Chessum, Melissa West, Susan Morse, Joanne Dorning, Elizabeth Smart, Rachel Hardisty-Hughes, Greg Ball, Andrew Parker, Alun R. Barnard, Robert E. MacLaren, Sara Wells, Walter Marcotti, and Steve D.M. Brown
The Journal of Neuroscience, 6 January 2016, 36(1):222-234; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1808-15.2016


Neural Activation Patterns Underlying Basolateral Amygdala Influence on Intra-Accumbens Opioid-Driven Consummatory Versus Appetitive High-Fat Feeding Behaviors in the Rat
Kyle E. Parker, Matt P. McCabe, Howard W. Johns, Dane K. Lund, Fiona Odu, Rishi Sharma, Mahesh M. Thakkar, D. D. W. Cornelison, and Matthew J. Will
Behavioral Neuroscience 2015, Vol. 129, No. 6, 812– 821