NEUR 6010 Neurobiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 and BIOL 3840, or equivalents
Description

(Same as BIOL 6102.) Comprehensive basis for understanding brain research, major discoveries in neuroscience, and the methods employed for those achievements. Topics include the neural basis of learning and memory, sensory perception, motor control, neurological diseases, drug action, and behavior.

NEUR 6030 Computational Neuroscience
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites NEUR 3000, MATH 2201, MATH 2202, PHYS 2211K, and PHYS 2212K, or equivalent
Description

A project-based course giving maximal exposure to model building and hypothesis testing. Each student will keep an electronic laboratory journal of simulation results, describing the scientific question, the model used, the specific simulations, including all parameter values, the results, analysis and interpretation. Each student will make 4 presentations of their work, one in each area covered during the course.

NEUR 6040 Neuroethology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites NEUR 3000, BIOL 4102, NEUR 6010, or BIOL 6102, or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours per week. The neural basis of behavior from an ethological perspective. The course will cover discoveries, techniques, and concepts underlying neuroethological research. Developmental, evolutionary and comparative approaches are emphasized. An elective for Neuroscience graduate students. 4.000 credit hours.

NEUR 6100 Developmental Neurobiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 or equivalent
Description

(Same as BIOL 6094.) Four lecture hours per week. Introduction to the development of the nervous system. Covers the field of developmental neurobiology from neural induction to the modification of neuronal connections in the adult nervous system and uses a variety of model organisms to demonstrate the rules by which nervous systems develop.

NEUR 6110 Neural Plasticity
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites NEUR 6010 or BIOL 6102 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as BIOL 6110 and PSYC 8625.) Four lecture hours per week. Phenomenology and mechanisms of experience-dependent changes in the nervous system. The course will examine plasticity at many levels of analysis, from synaptic mechanisms to clinical strategies, and from molecular neuroscience to cognitive psychology.

NEUR 6200 Endocrinology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6600 or equivalent
Description

(Same as BIOL 6240.) Four lecture hours a week. Basic biochemistry and physiology of the endocrine system, including synthesis and secretion of steroid and protein hormones, mechanisms of hormone action, and endocrinology of reproduction.

NEUR 6300 Introduction to Psychophysiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

(Same as PSYC 6140.) Three lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Laboratory course in the use of physiological techniques in understanding psychological phenomena. Includes applications of methodologies such as EMG, EEG, ERP, and MRI. Demonstrates how these measures inform scientists about the workings of the brain and peripheral nervous system in producing thinking and behavior.

NEUR 6310 Neurobiology Laboratory
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 4102, or equivalent, and consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 6180.) Two lecture and six laboratory hours a week. Laboratory techniques in neuroscience, including intra- and extracellular electrophysiology, computational methods, neuroanatomy, immunocytochemistry, and neuroethology.

NEUR 6320 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 or written approval of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 6640, CHEM 6640, and CSC 6640.) Four lecture hours per week. A “hands-on” approach to bioinformatics using PCs, the internet, and computer graphics to analyze, correlate, and extract information from biological databases, emphasizing sequence and structure databases for proteins and nucleic acids, and introducing the computing skills necessary for bioinformatics. Topics include: sequences and three-dimensional structures of proteins and nucleic acids, the major databases, algorithms for sequence comparison, data mining, and prediction of structure and function.

NEUR 6330 Functional Neuroimaging
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Three lectures hours a week. Foundations of physics principles applied to brain processes, different imaging modalities, and neuroimaging data analysis methods. Topics include physiological basis of functional neuroimaging, physics of different imaging modalities (fMRI, PET, EEG, MEG, fNIR, TMS), experimental design, neuroimaging data analysis, and applications in cognitive neuroscience. This course is appropriate for graduate students in physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience, psychology, mathematics, statistics, and computer science with an interest in the use of functional neuroimaging.

NEUR 6340 Neurophysics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours per week. : Course provides fundamental findings of physics of neuronal systems. The course covers such topics as introduction to biomechanics, membranes, transport, electroosmotic effects, ion pumping, cellular homeostasis, the Hodgkin-Huxley formalism, energetics of spiking, neural coding, and dynamics of neurons and neuronal networks. It also covers methods of recording of neuronal activity. 3.000 Credit Hours.

NEUR 6350 Numerical Methods for Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 4010 (Mathematical Biology) or MATH 4610 (Numerical Analysis) or MATH 4275 (Applied Dynamical Systems)
Description

This class develops hands-on practical skills in numerical problem solving for dynamical systems models applied to neuroscience. Students will design and test complex scientific calculations using various software tools, including the application of bifurcation analysis, phase plane analysis, and simulation tools. Students will undertake three projects to demonstrate such calculations.

NEUR 6400 Primate Behavior: Field and Laboratory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or PSYC 4110 or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as PSYC 6116.) Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Nonhuman and human primate origins of cognition, language, mythology, rituals, tool use, nonverbal expressions, symbolism, sexuality, and aggression.

NEUR 6410 Sensation and Perception
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PSYC 6130.) Experimental analysis of sensory and perceptual processes at both a physiological and a psychophysical level. The five primary sensory systems will be covered: vision, audition, touch, taste, and smell.

NEUR 6420 Hormones and Behavior
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or equivalent
Description

(Sames as BIOL 6241 and PSYC 6630.) Four lecture hours per week. Interaction of nervous and endocrine systems in the control of animal behavior, including humans, with emphasis on the mechanisms that adapt behavior to the changing physical and social environments.

NEUR 6500 Philosophy of Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PHIL 6130.) Varieties of scientific explanation; hypothesis formation and confirmation; paradigms, laws, and theories; the status of unobservable entities; holism and reductionism;science and values, nature and scope of scientific progress; limites of scientific explanation.

NEUR 6510 Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as Phil 6340.) An interdisciplinary examination of the problems, theories, and research strategies central to the study of the human mind and of other cognitive systems. Basic readings will come from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. Topics of investigation may include perception, mental representation, language, modularity, consciousness, emotions, moral psychology, action, mental disorders, folk psychology, and animal minds.

NEUR 6520 Philosophy of Mind
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PHIL 6330.) Topics such as theories of mind; the connection between mental and physical states; the relation between mind, language, and the world; and artificial intelligence.

NEUR 6530 Neuroethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as PHIL 6780.) Neuroethics considers how ethical theories inform neuroscientific practice and how neuroscientific discoveries inform ethical theorizing. Topics may include ethical protocols for neuroscience research, ethical and legal implications of neuroscientific research, and implications of neuroscience for debates about moral behavior and judgment. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 6540 Moral Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as PHIL 6770.) Examination of how humans function in moral contexts and how this information may impact debates in ethical theory. Drawing from relevant literature in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and other sciences, topics may include moral judgment and intuitions, moral disagreement, reason and emotion, moral agency and responsibility, character traits and virtues, altruism and egoism, and moral development. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 6550 Ethical Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

 (Same as PHIL 6700) Major Western theories, such as relativism, egoism, emotivism, utilitarianism, deontology, naturalism, intuitionism, virtue, ethics, existential ethics, and feminist ethics. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 6560 Advanced Biomedical Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as PHIL 6740.) Major moral problems in science and medicine, including abortion, death and euthanasia, treatment of the mentally ill, experimentation with human subjects, and genetic research. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 6570 Philosophy of Law
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

 (Same as PHIL 6820.) Topics such as theories of law, feminist legal theory, the nature of legal reasoning, legal obligation, law and justice, law and morality. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 6600 Survival Skills in Academia
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as BIOL 6801 and PSYC 6801.) Guidance and direction for graduate students on how to accomplish many of the day-to-day tasks encountered by researchers and instructors throughout their careers in academia. Topics covered include how to write and publish scientific papers, grantspersonship, scientific ethics, posters and oral presentations, mentoring, and job interviewing.

NEUR 6990 Internships in Neuroscience
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Students receive hands-on experience in activities that require knowledge and skills related to the field of Neuroscience. Specific topics available each semester will vary. May be taken for credit a maximum of two times.

NEUR 7400 Psychology of Animal Behavior
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PSYC 7560.) Psychological, genetic, physiological, and ecological bases of animal behavior. Basic adaptive mechanisms and their importance for understanding human behavior.

NEUR 8010 Neurobiology I: Cellular Neurobiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 4102, BIOL 6102 or NEUR 6010 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8010 and PSYC 8616.) Four lecture hours a week. The unique cellular and molecular properties of neurons and how these properties enable neurons to perform their computational tasks. Topics include neuronal excitability, synaptic communication, and neural development.

NEUR 8020 Neurobiology II: Integrative Neurobiology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 8010 or NEUR 8010 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8020 and PSYC 8617.) Four lecture hours a week. How neurons are organized into neural systems that control behavior. Topics include functional anatomy of sensory systems, sensorimotor integration, central pattern generators, motor and control systems, neuromodulation, neuroethology, and the neural basis of learning and cognition.

NEUR 8030 Neural and Computational Mechanisms of Behavior
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 8010 and BIOL 8020, or NEUR 8010 and NEUR 8020, or equivalents, or consent of instructor
Description

Advanced analysis and computational modeling of functional neural systems involved in the regulation of behavior, emphasizing interactions between limbic, hypothalamic, and cortical brain systems.

NEUR 8035 Psychological Research Statistics I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 3010, or equivalent
Description

(Same as PSYC 8410.) Statistical analysis of psychological data with an emphasis on the logic of basic analytic techniques. Includes discussion of data screening, hypothesis testing, bivariate measures of association, and simple between- and within-subjects analysis of variance.

NEUR 8040 Research Design and Analysis in Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will train doctoral students in the design of neuroscience experiments and the statistical methodologies appropriate for analyzing these data. Topics include experimental design, parametric and non-parametric statistical analyses, as well as applied problem sets using neurobiobehavioral data. Multivariate regression analysis, ANCOVA and probability theory will also be covered.

NEUR 8100 Developmental Neuropsychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NEUR 8400, PSYC 8620, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as PSYC 8630.) Development of the central nervous system and brain; their relationship to behavioral development; and common CNS disorders in children.

NEUR 8200 Protein Structure and Function
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6610 or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8360 and CHEM 8360.) Discussion of the structure and function of proteins and of enzyme mechanisms. Topics include protein folding and motions, descriptions of enzyme catalysis at a molecular level, consideration of the energetics of biological processess, and enzyme kinetics.

NEUR 8210 Nucleic Acid Structure and Function
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6610 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8637 and CHEM 8370.) Topics include the structure of nucleic acids, mechanism and control of DNA and RNA synthesis, and interaction of proteins and drugs with nucleic acids.

NEUR 8230 Psychopharmacology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8610, or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8065 and PSYC 8640.) Biological bases of psychopharmacology, including the locus of action for psychoactive substances and the mechanisms by which these substances modify neural activity and cause a change in mood and behavior. Covers neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and pharmacology of classes of psychoactive drugs used to treat mental disorders, as well as those commonly abused that may or may not have therapeutic uses.

NEUR 8240 Graduate Neuroendocrinology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NEUR 8010, NEUR 8020, and NEUR 8030 with grades of B or higher
Description

Three lecture hours per week. This course aims to provide the student with an overview of Neuroendocrinology at the graduate level. Hormone synthesis and mechanisms of action, as well as advanced principles regarding how hormones interact with the nervous system to influence behavior will be emphasized. Class studies in the field plus current research and techniques will be included. 3.000 credit hours.

NEUR 8300 Functional Human Neuroanatomy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3840 or PSYC 8610, or consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8040 and PSYC 8615) In-depth study of the neuroanatomy and function of the human central nervous system. Considers neuroanatomical techniques used to study the brain, neuroanatomical basis for the control of sensory and motor systems, as well as cortical, autonomic nervous system, and limbic system anatomy and function. Both normal brain anatomy and pathologies are covered.

NEUR 8310 Research Methods in Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PSYC 8010.) Types of research design including experimental designs, quasi-experimental designs, single-case designs, and case studies; related research issues including aspects of philosophy of science, measurement, reliability, internal and external validity, and artifacts.

NEUR 8320 Psychological Research Statistics II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NEUR 8035 or PSYC 8410
Description

(Same as PSYC 8420.) Statistical analysis of psychological data with an emphasis on multiple and logistic regression and their interpretation. Statistical considerations when planning research such as power analysis are also discussed.

NEUR 8330 Psychological Research Statistics III
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NEUR 8320 or PSYC 8420
Description

(Same as PSYC 8430.) Advanced topics in the statistical analysis of psychological data including various forms of factor analysis, psychometric methods and theories, structural equation modeling and its use in theory construction, and multivariate analysis of variance.

NEUR 8340 Dynamical Foundations of Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 4010/6010, MATH 4275/6275, or PHYS 4180/6180 with grade of C or higher
Description

(Same as MATH 8515.) This course deals with computational and mathematical neuroscience with the emphasis on models of neurons and neural networks described in terms of dynamical systems, time continuous and discrete. Topics include biophysics and dynamics of single and coupled neurons, bifurcations and transitions between various types of neuronal activities; modeling of synapses, dendrites and axons; locomotion and small networks; neural coding in single cells and at the population level; dynamics of large networks, including spike computing with population codes; networks learning and behavioral changes.

NEUR 8350 Advanced Bioinformatics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites NEUR 6320 or equivalent, ability to program in Java or C++ or equivalent, and consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8630, CHEM 8630 and CSC 8630.) Advanced topics in bioinformatics, computer and internet tools, and their applications. Computer skills for the analysis and extraction of functional information from biological databases for sequence and structure of nucleic acids and proteins. Students will complete a computer-based bioinformatics project.

NEUR 8360 Informatics of Neural and Cardiovascular Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 4010/6010 or MATH 6275 or MATH 4751/6751 with grades of C or higher
Description

(Same as MATH 8560) This course studies informatics in application to biological systems, the emerging fields of science that appeared at a cross-road of mathematics, biology, and medicine. It is designated for graduate students. Biological topics will include gating properites of ion channels, with particular application to cardiac diseases and cancer. The models of ion channels, neural and cardiac cells will be introduced. Electrical activity of biological cells will be analyzed with modern mathematical methods. The role of stochasticity in information processing by biological systems will be analyzed. Application of the mathematical modes for genetic diseases (epilepsy, arrhythmias) will be discussed.

NEUR 8370 Computational Methods and Modeling for the Life Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 6010 or MATH 6275 with a grade of C or higher
Description

Some familiarity with basic biological concepts will be assumed. Advanced computational methods for generating and analyzing deterministic dynamic models in the context of scientific data. Biological case studies may be drawn from many areas involving all scales of inquiry, from molecules to ecosystems.

NEUR 8380 Computational Neuroscience
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 2211, BIOL 4102, or NEUR 8010 with grades of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours per week. Realistic modeling dynamics of neurons and neuronal networks with emphasis on testing data-driven hypotheses. Topics include modeling intracellular calcium dynamics, voltage dependent channels, synapses, activity of neurons, and synchronization regimes of neuronal networks. 3.000 credit hours.

NEUR 8385 Systems Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Grade of C or higher in MATH 6010 or MATH 6275
Description

Same as MATH 8500/Biol 8xxx. This course provides an introduction to systems biology from mathematical modeling point of view. It will introduce biology students to mathematical modeling, and mathematical students to systems biology. Biological topics will include gene systems, protein systems, metabolic systems and signaling systems. Mathematical tools will include basic modeling concepts, approximation, static networks, linear vs. nonlinear systems and how to linearize nonlinear systems, and parameter estimation and optimization. Specific case studies will include integrative analysis of genome, protein, and metabolite data, systems biology in medicine and drug development, and synthetic biology.

NEUR 8390 Introduction to Modeling for the Life Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Instructor consent (a C or above in pre-calculus is beneficial)
Description

This is a discussion-based class based on reading assignments and in-class presentations. It prepares non-mathematically literate students for future collaboration with mathematical and computational modelers, without teaching mathematical technicalities. Students from more mathematical backgrounds will learn how to communicate technical ideas to non-mathematicians through collaborative group work. There are no formal examinations for this course.

NEUR 8395 NEUR 8395/MATH 8505
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This graduate level course extends mathematical methods and models of biological systems, covered in MATH 4010/6010 (BIO 6930) “Mathematical Biology”. The main focus will be on multidimensional and spatial models of biological systems. The topics will include the dispersal of biological populations and age structure on population growth; rates of spread of invading organisms and population persistence; branching random walks and chain reactions; stochastic and Markov models of biological systems; cellular automata models with deterministic and stochastic rules, related to the infectious disease transmission and control; the Game of Life, and pattern formation in biological networks of different nature.

NEUR 8400 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisite:NEUR 8030, PSYC 8610 or PSYC 8618, or consent of instructor. (Same as PSYC 8620.) Topics include laterality, handedness, cerebral dominance, basic neuroanatomy, aphasia, neglect, amnesic syndromes, agnosia, alexia, split brain research, and recovery of function.

NEUR 8410 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PSYC 8540.) Empirical and theoretical bases for understanding the processes of thought, including attention, pattern recognition, learning, memory, language, and reasoning.

NEUR 8500 History of Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PSYC 8500.) Broad historical basis of psychology as a science. An account of the historical development and contemporary status of various theoretical systems of psychology.

NEUR 8600 Responsible Conduct in Research
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

One lecture hour a week. Analysis, discussion, and review of requirements for the fulfillment of the responsible conduct in research (RCR) training, including ethics, publication, attribution of work, conflict of interest, and human and animal welfare. Course also entails taking and passing the Federal Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) on-line training. 1.000 Credit hours.

NEUR 8700 Seminar in Psychology
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Description

(Same as PSYC 9900.) Topics presented by special request.

NEUR 8705 Topics in Neuropsychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites PSYC 8620 with grade of B or higher
Description

Intensive study of the relevant basic and applied literature relevant to a specific topic in neuropsychology, such as language, memory, reading, or executive function.

NEUR 8710 Concepts in Neurobiology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8110.) Two lecture hours a week. Lectures and discussions dealing with contemporary topics in neurobiology.

NEUR 8715 Brains and Behavior Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites Instructor Permission
Description

Current Research Topics in Neuroscience and Behavior.

NEUR 8720 Topics in Behavior and Neurobiology
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

(Same as BIOL 8950.) May be repeated if topics vary.

NEUR 8740 Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

(Same as PSYC 8956.) May be repeated if topics vary.

NEUR 8750 Seminar in Philosophy of Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PHIL 8130.) Basic philosophic issues and problems attending any reasonable adequate discussion of that nature, function and limits of natural science and its relationship to the social sciences. Includes such topics as the logic of hypothesis construction, testability, criteria of confirmation, physical laws and their role in scientific explanation, the nature of scientific theories, scientific realism, the completability of science, the social sciences, scientism, and the difference between philosophy and scince. May be repeated if topic varies. A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree.

NEUR 8760 Seminar in Philosophy of Mind
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PHIL 8330.) Examination of issues in philosophy of mind. Topics may include: dualism, behaviorism, identify theories, functionalism, eliminative materialism, mental content, mental causation, consciousness, qualia, subjectivity. May be repeated once if topic varies.

NEUR 8761 Seminar in Moral Psychology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as PHIL 8770.) An in-depth examination of select topics in moral psychology, such as moral intuitions, moral disagreement, agency and responsibility, virtues, altruism, etc. May be repeated if topic varies. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 8762 Topics in Neuroethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as PHIL 6790.) Study of specific issues in neuroethics, such as cognitive enhancement, neuromarketing, neurolaw, neuroscience and free will, etc. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 8763 Seminar in Ethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as PHIL 8700.) Topics such as Greek ethics, Kantian ethics, utilitarianism, feminist ethics, and religious ethics. May be repeated if topic varies. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 8764 Seminar in Bioethics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

(Same as PHIL 8740.) Examination of contemporary issues in bioethics. Topics may include: research ethics-human and non-human subjects; end-of-life decision making; eugenics and The Human Genome Project; reproductive-cloning, freezing embryos, artificial insemination; abortion-maternal/fetal relations, embryonic stem cell research; and health care disparity-race, gender, and income. May be repeated if topic varies. 3 Credit Hours.

NEUR 8770 Seminar in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as PHIL 8340.) An in-depth examination of specific issues concerned with the interdisciplinary study of mind, drawing on research from philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, and ethology. Topics may include: mental representation and language, sensation and perception, inference and reasoning, innateness and modularity, the emotions, learning and conceptual change, moral cognition and development, consciousness and self-consciousness, mental deficits and disorders, animal and computer models of cognition, folk psychology and reductive strategies in neurobiology; a careful reading of one or more recent influential books in philosophy or cognitive science.

NEUR 8780 Seminar in Neuroscience
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Current research topics in neuroscience. Repeatable.

NEUR 8790 Topics in Neuroscience
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

This course provides in depth training on a subject matter in neuroscience. Includes learning to read and critique scientific literature. May be repeated if topics vary.

NEUR 8800 Master’s Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 25.0
Description

Master’s research. Repeatable course.

NEUR 8810 Directed Laboratory Study
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites NEUR 8800, NEUR 9910, or NEUR 9999, or equivalent
Description

One lecture hour and one discussion hour per week. Students learn to discuss and present experimental design, research procedures, and scientific data through laboratory group meetings and individual discussion with faculty laboratory director.

NEUR 8990 Internships in Neuroscience
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Students receive hands-on experience in activities that require knowledge and skills related to the field of Neuroscience. Specific topics available each semester will vary. May be taken for credit a maximum of two times.

NEUR 9300 Neuropsychological Assessment
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NEUR 8400 or PSYC 8620, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as PSYC 9140.) Standardized batteries and additional neuropsychological tests for both standard and bedside testing. Actual test administration included.

NEUR 9910 Advanced Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 25.0
Description

Advanced research in neuroscience. Directed research studies. Repeatable.

NEUR 9920 Advanced Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 9.0
Description

Advanced directed readings in neuroscience. Directed readings in special areas. Repeatable.

NEUR 9999 Dissertation Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 25.0
Description

Doctoral dissertation research.