9.17 | Spring 2013 | Undergraduate
Systems Neuroscience Lab
Course Description
Systems Neuroscience Laboratory consists of a series of laboratories designed to give students experience with basic techniques for conducting systems neuroscience research. It includes sessions on anatomical, neurophysiological, and data acquisition and analysis techniques, and the ways these techniques are used to …
Systems Neuroscience Laboratory consists of a series of laboratories designed to give students experience with basic techniques for conducting systems neuroscience research. It includes sessions on anatomical, neurophysiological, and data acquisition and analysis techniques, and the ways these techniques are used to study nervous system function. Training is provided in the art of scientific writing with feedback designed to improve writing skills. Assignments include weekly preparation for lab sessions, two major research reports and a series of basic computer programming tutorials (MATLAB®). The class involves the use of experimental animals. Enrollment is limited.
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An illustration depicting the many layers of analysis involved in computing fly visual motion from the whole organism to targeted brain regions.
A breakdown of the levels underlying visual motion computation in the fly. (Courtesy of Elsevier, Inc., http://www.sciencedirect.com. Used with permission.)