Course Meeting Times
Seminar: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Experimental Study Group (ESG)
The Experimental Study Group sponsors 5–10 six unit pass / fail seminars each spring on a variety of innovative subjects not covered in the regular curriculum. These seminars are open to all MIT students as well as ESG students and are intended to be hands-on and experiential in nature.
Credits and Grading
This class gives 6 units of General Elective credit. Note that the average MIT class gives 12 unites of credit. This class is graded Pass / Fail.
View the instructor's version of the syllabus (PDF).
|WEEK # ||TOPICS |
|1 ||Introduction |
|2 ||Drug Mechanisms, Explained with Antidepressants |
|3 ||Pharmacokinetics |
|4 ||Drug Addiction, Dopamine, and Liking vs. Wanting |
|5 ||Action Potentials, Alcohol, and Shock Therapies |
|6 ||Alcohol Antagonists |
|7 ||Dose-Response Curves |
|8 ||Anxiety and Sedatives |
|9 ||Psychosis, Antipsychotics, and Parkinson’s Disease |
|10 ||The Two Dichotomies |
|11 ||Recreational Drugs |
|12 ||Appetite and Nausea, Syringes |