PSYCH 433 - Advanced Topics in Neuroscience
Section: 002 Brain Rhythms in Cognition, Mental Health and Epilepsy
Term: FA 2016
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
PSYCH 230 or BIOLOGY 225.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course will explore how neural rhythms are generated, how they relate to our perception and cognition, and how they can be used to better understand and diagnose psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Our readings will be drawn from primary literature, and will include both classic and contemporary papers. We will focus on the nuts and bolts of neuronal and synaptic biophysics and how these help to shape the rhythms observed during different brain states. Along the way, we will get exposure to cutting-edge research techniques including electrophysiology, optogenetics, human single neuron recordings and brain-machine interfaces. We will also learn to use Matlab to analyze rhythms.

Class Format:

The course grade will be based on contributions to in-class discussions, pre-class writeups, a presentation, a 10-12 page final paper and a choice between either a short paper or a Matlab-based analysis assignment.

PSYCH 433 - Advanced Topics in Neuroscience
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Psych 433-002 Topic: Brain Rhythms in Cognition, Mental Health & Epilepsy
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