Course Description: -- A laboratory course that introduces the student to current methods and techniques used in neuroscience research. The course consists of three-week rotations in the laboratories of faculty. The topics to be covered will include some of the following: radioligand binding assays, neurochemical assays, electrophysiology, histological techniques, psychobiological techniques, experiments in perception, and methods in cognitive science. This course is normally taken by Neuroscience majors in the junior year. Prerequisite: permission of the Neuroscience Director.

Publications and national presentations about this course:

Blackburn, D.G., P. Kehoe, J.E. Simmons, J. Bronzino, W. Mace, and S. Raskin (1994). An integrated course in neuroscience methods for advanced undergraduates. Presentation to the American Society of Zoologists, Saint Louis, Missouri; January 1995. Published in American Zoologist 34: 72A (1994).

Simmons, J.E., J. Bronzino, P. Kehoe, E. Caliguri, and E. Cardena (1993). An integrated neuroscience methodology course for undergraduates. Presentation to the Society for Neuroscience, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Published in Society for Neuroscience Abstracts (1993).