NEUROSCI 702 - Readings in Sensory Neuroscience
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Neuroscience (NEUROSCI)
Department: MED Neuroscience Laboratory
1 - 3 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Instructor permission.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.

These courses feature intensive discussion of recent papers in specific areas of neuroscience.

Journal Clubs: (knowledge/presenting) Nothing like reading papers to help you understand a neuroscience topic more fully, particularly when you have an outline of that topic from coursework. There are a number of thematic journal clubs that happen during the year. Typically these groups meet once a week for an hour or an hour and a half and one person prepares a presentation on a paper of their choosing, as long as it’s in the theme. This is a great chance to practice presentation skills, but you can also just sit in on the journal clubs without having to present. They can all be taken for 1 unit, and after your 1st year that usually means that you have to attend all/most sessions and present once. Some examples:

NGSO Review journal club – review papers, more of a discussion format led by a candidate-level grad student who chooses a review article relating to their research. Very relaxed and basic questions are encouraged. To begin in 2005.

Synaptic Plasticity (fall) – meets for an hour and a half. Run by a few professors and the discussions tend to be very good with much time allowed for basic questions. A bit more relaxed of an environment than most other journal clubs.

Ion Channels (fall) – sounds specific and it is. There are many professors in this journal club so it tends to be a bit intellectually intimidating if you plan on presenting or speaking up, unless you are comfortable with the material. It’s a good one to sit in on, though, even if you aren’t involved in electrophysiology just to hear the discussions.

Synaptic Plasticity (winter) – in Nat. Sci. on Friday afternoons, so it has beer and is a bit more relaxed, though the presentations are still pretty formal. More of a molecular focus on plasticity.

NEUROSCI 702 - Readings in Sensory Neuroscience
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