NEUROSCI 701 - Special Topics
Fall 2021, Section 160
Instruction Mode: Section 160 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Neuroscience (NEUROSCI)
Department: MED Neuroscience Laboratory
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1 (Non-LSA credit).
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This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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These courses feature intensive discussion of recent papers in specific areas of neuroscience.


NEUROSCI 701 - Special Topics
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160 (SEM)
 In Person
W 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Note: This course will meet in 4129 Undergrad Science Building. This course is pass/fail ONE credit course. Your Mind: An Objective and Subjective Approach to Studying Brain Function During Meditation Throughout recorded history, meditative practices have been used to generate insights into the mind and human consciousness. For example, tenets of Buddhism hold that meditation can be used as a tool for self-exploration and alleviation of pervasive suffering. These ancient practices remain applicable today, as they are able to provide perspective on and treatment for common issues including stress, anxiety, and depression. The main purpose of this practice-based course is to explore one?s own subjective mental processes through meditation and journaling. Students will explore various forms of meditation and movement to help build an individualized and useful meditation practice. Complementing this self-exploration, we will touch upon brain neuroimaging findings of novice and experienced meditators as well as examine the known benefits of meditation for pain, depression, anxiety, and stress using data from human clinical trials. At the end of this class, students will walk away with a greater scientific understanding of meditation and the fundamentals of a personal meditation practice that can be pragmatically applied, both professionally and in daily life. This course is open to all graduate students at UM. For more information, please contact course instructors Dr. Richard Harris ( or Dr. Kevin Boehnke (

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