Directed Research is an individualized research experience under the direction of a faculty mentor. The course objective is to provide opportunity for undergraduates (primarily undergraduate majors in neuroscience) to experience laboratory research. This is very important preparation for those who intend to apply for graduate study. Topics vary according to the subject matter of the research project chosen by the student, with assistance from the faculty mentor. Readings will include several papers from the primary research literature as well as some review articles and several papers about appropriate research methods. In addition the student will spend time doing experiments, collecting data, organizing results, as well as reading pertinent literature and writing a summary report.