First term of Research Independent Study in a subfield of neuroscience of special interest to a student, under the supervision of a faculty member. Concludes with submission of a substantive written report containing background, methods, and significant analysis and interpretation of data. Meets general requirement of a curriculum Research (R) course. Open to students after completion of two NEUROSCI courses; pre-approval of project by supervising faculty and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience required. May be repeated with new faculty mentor or continued in NEUROSCI 494.