Fall 2018 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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|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)
Journal articles, mostly from the current literature concerning the mammalian neocortex
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Students will write an essay evaluating a research article each week, and the course grade will be determined by these weekly essays.