Spring 2021 not offered
The mammalian cortex is where conscious perception and thought is generated, but the mechanistic details governing those processes are not well known. Studies of those circuits have revealed a heterogeneity of neuronal classes in the cortex and their proposed roles in these processes. Detailed wiring diagrams of local and long-distance cortical circuits are emerging, colored with dynamic connections that are helping us understand the cortex with these reverse-engineering strategies. Almost all of the readings for this course will be taken from the recent primary literature; areas of the cortex that will be studied include sensory cortex as well as studies of hippocampal cortical circuits.
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The grade for this course is based on the average grade of 10 essays. Each essay is a maximum of 1200 words, and students often approach the maximum length. On average students are writing a total of 10000 words for this course, which is 33 pages if estimating at 300 words/page.
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