Understanding the Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience
Have you ever wondered about the brain and how it works? How does it allow us to move, feel, think, and speak? How can we study it? Our brain is home to an intricate system of neural networks that transmits information allowing us to think, react, and plan. Understanding the Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience is a noncredit program that will give you a deep understanding of the brain, one of the most complex systems in the universe. This class will cover not only introductory topics like the mechanics of the brain, but will also delve into subjects like neurpharmocology, human and animal senses, memory, brain imaging techniques, and language.
Class: MTWRF 9:30am – 11:00am
Conferences: MTWRF 11:15am – 12:15pm
Graduate Students of the Integrated Program in Neuroscience (McGill University)
The Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) is the largest graduate neuroscience program in Canada. Students in this program are either pursuing a Master’s of Science or a Doctoral Degree. The IPN program allows for the flexibility for students to research the whole range of neuroscientific fields. The list of instructors will be made available shortly.
Class 1 Poking the Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience
Class 2 Neurophysiology: Brain cells talking to brain cells
Class 3 Neuropharmacology: This is your brain on drugs (good ones and bad ones)
Class 4 Neuroanatomy: Understanding the brain as neural networks
Class 5 Sensory Systems in the Brain: The feeling brain
Class 6 Motor Systems: The moving brain
Class 7 Learning, Memory and Cognitive Systems: The thinking brain
Class 8 The Neuroscience of Language and Communication: The communicative brain
Class 9 The Neuroscience of Motivation and Emotion: The energizing brain
Class 10 Neuroscience Trivia Challenge!
*Please note: this syllabus may be subject to change before and during the program so as to allow for flexibility.