Course Information for 6430 - Systems Neuroscience
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Primary Instructor: Gregory A. Clark
Credits: 4.0
Semesters Offered:Spring
Frequency Offered:Annual
Cross Listings:NEUSC 6050
Prerequisites:Instructor's consent
Catalog Description: The nervous system exhibits an extraordinary capability for information processing, storage, and acquisition, much of which emerges from the interactions of systems of neurons. This course will explore systems-level functions and dysfunctions of the nervous system from a scientific and engineering perspective, beginning with issues of sensory coding and motor control, and expanding into issues of homeostasis, arousal, cognitive and mood disorders, and experience-dependent modifications of neuronal operations. Lectures will consist primarily of lectures by the faculty. Discussions will consist primarily of student presentations and discussion of primary literature associated with lecture topics.
Required Texts:Kandel ER, Schwartz JH, and Jessel TM. Principles of Neuroscience (4th ed), 2000. New York: McGraw Hill.
Course Syllabus:Syllabus_6430.pdf