BIONB 4200

BIONB 4200

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Courses on selected topics in neurobiology and behavior; can include lecture and seminar courses. Topics vary by section; see Class Roster.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: undergraduates.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)

Comments For NBB concentration: these topics courses may be used toward the additional 7 credit requirement, but do not qualify as advanced courses.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Microcircuits of the Cortex

  •  4402 BIONB 4200   LEC 001

  • The neocortex lies at the surface of mammalian brains and is critical for sensation, motor planning, cognition and consciousness. It has an insanely complex internal structure, with at least six distinct layers and dozens of unique cell types. Recent optical and genetic tools in neuroscience have made long elusive aspects of cortical function increasingly tractable. In this course, students will read and present recent contributions from the primary literature. This class is a student led workshop. Each week, two students will collaboratively present a topic. The first student will present an overview of the research topic. The second student will present the research article for the week. Each student will present twice (once in each slot). Everyone must do the readings each week and come prepared to discuss the science. There will be ample time for discussion and questions which are strongly encouraged. The main goals for the course are: (1) Learn how to critically read the primary scientific literature. (2) Learn how to give concise, organized oral presentations to peers (3) Conquer fear

  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Undergrad J Club: Animal Behav

  • 17180 BIONB 4200   LEC 002

  • Prerequisites: BIONB 2210 or BIOEE 1780 or permission of instructor.