Intensive laboratory experience in neuroscience appropriate for students with basic background in Neurobiology. Learn and employ the classical neurophysiological techniques of extracellular recording, intracellular recording and receptive field mapping using a variety of animal species. Experiments will include recording of sensory signals in the cockroach leg; frog sciatic nerve and sciatic nerve/muscle preparation; intracellular recording of neurons in Aplysia; receptive field mapping in frog skin; and visual field mapping in the frog tectum. Instruction on and practice of effective science writing is another component to this course. Labs are supplemented by informal lectures. Enrollment limited to 18. Grade Option: S (Satisfactory) / NC (No Credit) only.
Course not open to Pre-Baccalaureate Students
Prerequisites: Subj: NEUR Crse: 0010 Levl: UG Min Grade: S AND Subj: NEUR Crse: 1020 Levl: UG Min Grade: S AND Subj: PHYS Crse: 0030 Levl: UG Min Grade: S
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