Fall 2014 Lectures

Subject to change - check back frequently for updates.
Slides will be finalized 24 hours in advance of each lecture.

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

Date Day Topic Audio Slides Self-quiz
08/25 M Introduction to the Course pdf, ppt
08/27 W Neurons and Glia (Ch 2) pdf, ppt pdf, key
08/29 F Neuroanatomy, Part I (Ch 7, pp. 167-176, 206-215) pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/01 M NO CLASS - Labor Day
09/03 W The Neuronal Membrane at Rest (Ch 3) pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/05 F The Action Potential (Ch 4) pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/08 M Neuroanatomy, Part II (Ch 7, pp. 178-195, 216-223) pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/10 W Synaptic Transmission (Ch 5) pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/12 F Synaptic Transmission continued pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/15 M Neurotransmitter Systems (Ch 6) pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/17 W Neuroanatomy, Part III (MRI, fMRI, PET) pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/19 F Review for Exam I pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/22 M Exam I, Chapters 2-7
09/24 W Chemical Senses (Ch 8) pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/26 F Chemical Senses (cont); Exam I wrap-up pdf, ppt pdf, key
09/29 M The Eye (Ch 9) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/01 W Central Visual System (Ch 10) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/03 F Central Visual System (cont) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/06 M Auditory and Vestibular Systems (Ch 11) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/08 W Auditory and Vestibular Systems (cont) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/10 F Somatic Sensory System (Ch 12) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/13 M Review for Exam II pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/15 W Exam II, Chapters 8-12
10/17 F Spinal Control of Movement (Ch 13) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/20 M Spinal Control of Movement (cont) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/22 W Brain Control of Movement (Ch 14) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/24 F Brain Control of Movement (cont) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/27 M Endocrine, autonomic, diffuse neuromodulation (Ch 15) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/29 W Motivation (Ch 16) pdf, ppt pdf, key
10/31 F Gender and the Brain (Ch 17) pdf, ppt pdf, key
11/03 M Review for Exam III pdf, ppt pdf, key
11/05 W Exam III, Chapters 13-17
11/07 F Emotions (Ch 18) pdf, ppt pdf, key
11/10 M Brain Rhythms and Sleep (Ch 19) pdf, ppt pdf, key
11/12 W Language (Ch 20) pdf, ppt pdf, key
11/14 F Attention (Ch 21) pdf, ppt pdf, key
11/17 M Wiring the Brain (Ch 23) pdf, ppt pdf, key
11/19 W Molec. Mech. of Learning and Memory (Ch 25) pdf, ppt pdf, key
11/21 F NO CLASS
Thanksgiving Break
12/01 M Memory Systems (Ch 24) pdf, ppt pdf, key
12/03 W Mental Illness (Ch 22) pdf, ppt pdf, key
12/05 F Review for Exam IV pdf, ppt pdf, key
12/08 M Exam IV, Chapters 18-25
12/10 W Office hours for Exams V and VI