Spring 2019 not offered
The course is designed to teach techniques and offer independent research experience. Students study living nervous systems and measure the electrical signals at the heart of nervous system function. In the first part, experiments include intracellular recordings of rest and action potentials, synaptic transmission, sensory coding and integration in simple nervous systems. Students learn surgical and electrophysiological recording techniques working with invertebrate and cold-blooded vertebrate animals including crayfish, mollusks (Aplysia), leeches, fish, and amphibians. In the second part of the course, students will use these techniques in novel, independent research projects.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ([NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240] AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)
Reserve readings as appropriate for each laboratory exercise.
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Four to five hours of laboratory per week are required. One additional hour of lecture/discussion at a time to be arranged is also required. Interview with instructor. Course is not open to first-year students.