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PSYCH 212-CN : Introduction to Neuroscience


This course will survey the broad and exciting world of neuroscience. We will start by studying the way that charged ions moving in and out of neurons facilitates the communication between brain cells. As the course progresses, we will consider progressively larger aspects of the nervous system as we think about functions like sensation, perception, and motor movements. Finally, we will consider how the brain works as a whole in learning about high level functions like attention, memory, and decision making. This course is intended to cover a large amount of material to give students familiarity with key concepts from across the field of neuroscience. The course does not assume any background knowledge of biology, psychology, or chemistry. We will read both textbook chapters and primary scientific papers. In class time will be split between lectures and discussions of assigned readings. Student evaluation will be based on class discussion participation/preparedness and a final exam. Carries science credit.

Fall 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/19/23 - 12/09/23Th
6:15 – 9:15 p.m.Wieboldt Hall 51716
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Dede, Adam
Chicago Campus
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