Investigate how different brain systems translate the world into sensations and how specific neural systems contribute to our perceptions of the world. Examine how drugs affect the brain and discover new techniques for studying the neural basis of cognition and emotion. Explore emerging treatments in the fields of neuroendocrinology, psychiatry and neurosurgery that help patients suffering from Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, depression and other brain maladies.
Note that this class shares about a 25% overlap in material with the Medical Careers: Behavioral Neuroscience offered in the morning. Instructor, Dr. Krystina Sorwell, recommends both classes for the student who is very interested in neurooscience. Students staying for both classes may spend their lunch period in the CLSB atrium.