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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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: BIOL252 OR NS&B252 OR BIOL245 OR NS&B245
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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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.
|Instructor(s): Aaron,Gloster B. Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: SHAN201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 14||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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