Fundamental Neuroscience

Course Number: 
NSCI 1001
Semesters Offered: 

This course is designed for freshmen and sophomore students interested in a better understanding about how our brains function. There are no prerequisites for the course other than a strong sense of curiosity. The course begins with several lectures that provide a biological foundation to appreciate the intricacies of our brains. These lectures will be easily accessible to students of all backgrounds. Afterwards, using case studies as a basis for understanding general phenomena, students will learn about a variety of topics, including, how our brains observe the world, imagine, fall in love, feel pain, respond to injury, develop, and respond to drugs or psychotherapy. Brain-machine interface technologies and cutting edge findings will also be explored. By taking this course, students will gain an even greater appreciation for the human brain, the most complex machine in existence.