NEURBIO 255: History of Neuroscience is taught in Winter Quarter by Professor Larry Cahill.

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Dr. Larry Cahill

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only. Neurobiology and Behavior Majors only.

Concurrent with BIO SCI N119.

Course Objective:

An overview of the conceptual and technical foundations of contemporary neuroscience from ancient times to the present. The subjects include synapses, neurons, brain organization, sensory, motor and regulatory systems, learning and memory, human brain function and dysfunction.

Sample Syllabus:

# Topic
1 Introduction: The Past is About the Present
2 Ancient Times to the Modern Period
3 Synaptic Transmission
4 The Neuron Doctrine
5 Organizing of Cortex
6 Understanding the Action Potential
7 The Concept of “Limbic System and Emotion”: Great Concept, or Horrible?
8 History of the Retinal Image
9 Hemispheric Specialization
10 Brain Integration vs Segregation
11 A Historically Novel Idea: Moruzzi and Magoun 1949
12 The Myth of Mirror Neurons
13 The Legacy of Scoville and Milner
14 A Personal Perspective on Brain and Memory
15 A History of Brain and Memory
16 In-Class Discussion
17 Student Presentation
18 Student Presentation

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