MEDS 5371, Systems Neuroscience Course
at Univ. Conn. Health Center


Course website: http://meds371s.uchc.edu/

Dates: January 24 - May 9, 2013
Day/Time: Mon. 3-4 pm; Thur. 3-5 pm;
Location: E-4036 (Neuroscience Conf. Room)
Credits: 3
Textbook:  Purves, D. et al., "Neuroscience", 5th Ed., Sinauer, 2012;

Instructors:  Dr. D. O. Kim ( kim@neuron.uchc.edu ), 679-3690
               Dr. N. Zecevic (nzecevic@neuron.uchc.edu), 679-1768

Dr. S. Potashner(sjp9713@neuron.uchc.edu), 679-2405 , and staff
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This course is a part of the core series in the Neuroscience Graduate Program

The course is designed to help the first-year graduate students to acquire a solid understanding of the function of major systems of the brain and their structural substrates. The students' grades will be based on weekly quizzes and 3 examinations.
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     Neuroanatomy resources

 

     Mouse brain atlas

          Allen Inst. mouse brain atlas

          Harvard mouse brain atlas

          UCLA Lab. Neural Imaging 

 

     Human brain atlas

          Allen Inst. human brain atlas

          Harvard human brain atlas

          UCLA Lab. Neural Imaging 

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List of topics

 

date

topic

lecturer

lecture materials

Jan 24 Thu 3-3:30 pm

Course Overview and Organization

Kim, Zecevic, Potashner

slides

" " 3:30-5 pm

Gross Brain Anatomy I

Potashner, Zecevic, Oliver

slidestext

Jan 28 Mon 3-4 pm

Somatosensory: Peripheral

Kim

slides

Jan 31 Thu 3-4 pm

Somatosensory: Central

Kim

slides

" " 4-5 pm

Spinal Cord Anatomy

Zecevic

slides ; text

Feb 4 Mon 3-4 pm

Gross Brain Anatomy II

Oliver, Zecevic, Potashner

text

Feb 7 Thu 3-4 pm

Brainstem & Cranial Nerve Nuclei Anatomy

Oliver

slides ; text

" " 4-5 pm

Pain System

Kim

slides

Feb 11 Mon 3-4 pm

Brainstem & Cranial Nerve Nuclei Anatomy

Oliver

slides ; text

Feb 14 Thu 3-4 pm

Visual System I: The Eye

Mohan

slides

" " 4-5 pm

Visual System II: Central Pathways

Potashner

slides ; text

Feb 18 Mon 3-4 pm

Visual System III: Depth and Motion

Potashner

slides ; text

Feb 21 Thu 3-4 pm

Chemosensory Systems

Mohan

slides ; text

" " 4-6 pm

First exam

Feb 25 Mon 3-4 pm

Reticular Formation Anatomy

Oliver

slides ; text

Feb 28 Thu 3-4 pm

Sensory Psychophysics

Bernstein

slides

" " 4-5 pm

Auditory System I: Peripheral

Kim

slides ; text

Mar 4 Mon 3-4 pm

Diencephalon Anatomy

Zecevic

slides ; text

Mar 7 Thu 3-4 pm

Gross Brain Anatomy III: human vs rodent

Oliver, Zecevic, Potashner

slides

" " 4-5 pm

Auditory System II: Hindbrain

Kim

slides ; text

Mar 11 Mon 3-4 pm

Auditory System III: Midbrain & Forebrain

Oliver

slides

Mar 14 Thu 3-4 pm

Telencephalon-Cerebral Cortex Anatomy

Potashner

slides ; text

" " 4-5 pm

Vestibular System

Kuwada

slides ; text

Mar 18 - 22

Spring break

Mar 25 Mon 3-4 pm

Spinal Reflexes & Motor Neurons

Kuwada

spinal reflexes ; spinal motor neurons

Mar 28 Thu 3-4 pm

Eye Movement

Potashner

slides ; text

" " 4-5 pm

Voluntary Movement

Potashner

slides ; text

Apr 1 Mon 3-4 pm

Posture and Balance

Potashner

slides ; text

Apr 4 Thu 3-4 pm

Basal Ganglia Anatomy

Potashner

slides ; text

" " 4-5 pm

Basal Ganglia Function

Crocker

slides

Apr 8 Mon 3-5 pm

Second exam

Apr 11 Thu 3-4 pm

Cerebellum

Oliver

slides

" " 4-5 pm

Hypothalamus

Potashner

slides ; text

Apr 15 Mon 3-4 pm

Autonomic Nervous System

Potashner

slides ; text

Apr 18 Thu 3-4 pm

Neurochemical modulatory systems I

Levine

slides ; text

" " 4-5 pm

Neurochemical modulatory systems II

Levine

slides ; text

Apr 22 Mon 3-4 pm

Gross Brain Anatomy IV

Zecevic, Potashner, Oliver

slides ; text

Apr 25 Thu 3-4 pm

Limbic System Anatomy

Zecevic

slides ; text

" " 4-5 pm

Limbic System function

Antic

slides ; text

Apr 29 Mon 3-4 pm

Addiction & Reward Systems

Antic

slides

May 2 Thu 3-4 pm

Learning and Memory

Antic

slides

" " 4-5 pm

Cerebral Cortex-Cellular Mechanisms Anatomy

Antic

slides

May 6 Mon 3-4 pm

Speech and Birdsong Systems

Kim

slides

May 9 Thu 3-5 pm

Final exam

 


For questions and comments, contact Dr. D. Kim, kim@neuron.uchc.edu
Created on August 11, 2000; last updated on April 26, 2013