Fall 2015 Lectures

Subject to change - check back frequently for updates.
Slides will be finalized 24 hours in advance of each lecture.
> Note that THE AUDIO IS FROM A PREVIOUS YEAR'S LECTURES (2013)!

Main Text: Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain (3rd ed.) by Bear, Connors and Pardiso.
Alternate: Neuroscience Online (NSO)

Date Day Topic *Old*
Audio
(2013)
Slides Self-quiz
08/24 M Introduction to the Course pdf, ppt
08/26 W Neurons and Glia (Ch 2) (NSO-1-8) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
08/28 F Neuroanatomy, Part I (Ch 7, pp. 167-176, 206-215) (NSO-2-1) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
08/31 M The Neuronal Membrane at Rest (Ch 3) (NSO-1-1) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/02 W The Action Potential (Ch 4) (NSO-1-2, 1-3) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/04 F Neuroanatomy, Part II (Ch 7, pp. 178-195, 216-223) (NSO-2-1) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/07 M NO CLASS - Labor Day
09/09 W Synaptic Transmission (Ch 5) (NSO-1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-10) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/11 F Synaptic Transmission continued mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/14 M Neurotransmitter Systems (Ch 6) (NSO-1-11, 1-12, 1-13, 1-14) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/16 W Neuroanatomy, Part III (MRI, fMRI, PET) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/18 F Review for Exam I mp3 pdf, ppt
09/21 M Exam I, Chapters 2-7
09/23 W Chemical Senses (Ch 8) (NSO-2-9) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/25 F Chemical Senses (cont); Exam I wrap-up mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/28 M The Eye and Retina (Ch 9) (NSO-2-14) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
09/30 W Central Visual System (Ch 10) (NSO-2-15) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/02 F Central Visual System (cont) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/05 M Auditory and Vestibular Systems (Ch 11) (NSO-2-12, -13, -10, -11) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/07 W Auditory and Vestibular Systems (cont) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/09 F Somatic Sensory System (Ch 12) (NSO-2-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/12 M Review for Exam II mp3 pdf, ppt
10/14 W Exam II, Chapters 8-12
10/16 F Spinal Control of Movement (Ch 13) (NSO-3-1, -2) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/19 M Spinal Control of Movement (cont) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/21 W Brain Control of Movement (Ch 14) (NSO-3-3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/23 F Brain Control of Movement (cont) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/26 M Endocrine, autonomic, neuromodulation (Ch 15) (NSO-4-1, -2, -3) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/28 W Feeding and Motivation (Ch 16) (NSO-4-4) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
10/30 F Gender and the Brain (Ch 17) (NSO: not covered) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
11/02 M Review for Exam III mp3 pdf, ppt
11/04 W Exam III, Chapters 13-17
11/06 F Emotions (Ch 18) (NSO-4-5, 4-6) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
11/09 M Brain Rhythms and Sleep (Ch 19) (NSO-4-1) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
11/11 W Language (Ch 20) (NSO-4-8) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
11/13 F Attention (Ch 21) (NSO-4-9) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
11/16 M Wiring the Brain (Ch 23) (NSO-1-9) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
11/18 W Molec. Mech. of Learning and Memory (Ch 25) (NSO-4-7) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
11/20 F NO CLASS
Thanksgiving Break
11/30 M Memory Systems (Ch 24) (NSO-4-7) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
12/02 W Mental Illness (Ch 22) (NSO: not covered) mp3 pdf, ppt quiz
12/04 F Review for Exam IV mp3 pdf, ppt
12/07 M Exam IV, Chapters 18-25
12/09 W Office hours for Exams V and VI