NSCI 3087 - Techniques in Neuroscience

A major reason that neuroscience is such a dynamic and rapidly advancing field is that it relies on cutting edge technology. Throughout the history of neuroscience, advances have come with the development of new techniques. In this course, students will learn about a variety of traditional techniques in basic and clinical neuroscience as well as newly developed techniques driving the field to new insights. Methods to be discussed will be selected from among: genetic assays, genotyping, histology, immunohistochemistry, stereotaxic surgery, electrophysiology (patch clamping, single and multiple unit recording, EEG), behavioral assessment of animals, neuropsychological assessment in humans, human electrophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation, MRI and fMRI. From among identified neuroscience techniques, students will select one and prepare a demonstration or video.
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