Fundamentals of Neuroscience
* Students matriculating Fall 2018 and forward can not use this course to fulfill a core course requirement, but can count it as an elective.
Neuroscience is a broad and rapidly evolving field that encompasses questions about how humans and other animals experience and interact with their world. In this course, learners explore the organization of neural systems that allow us to sense our environment, plan and execute complex movements, encode and retrieve memories, and experience a wide range of emotions. We also examine the development of the brain and spinal cord and how changes in the structure and function of these neural systems underlie the devastating effects of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Classes will be run using a combination of lectures and team-based learning exercises, with the goal of creating a highly interactive learning environment.