NEUROSCIENCE

NEUROSCIENCE

NEUROSCIENCE 2600
Brain and Behaviour

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theories and research on brain function and its relation to behaviour in humans and other animals.

Prerequisite: Psychology 1000 or Biology 1010.

Equivalent: Psychology 2600 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 3600
Fundamental Neurobiology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The basic principles of brain structure and function.

Prerequisite: Neuroscience 2600 or Biology 2000.

Equivalent: Psychology 3600 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 3605
Research Methods in Neuroscience

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-25

An introduction to the techniques and methods used in modern neuroscience research.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) offered by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Recommended background: Neuroscience 2600 or Biology 2000.

Equivalent: Psychology 3605 (prior to 2006/2007).

Note: Students who wish to pursue graduate studies in neuroscience should take Neuroscience 3605.

NEUROSCIENCE 3610
Human Neuropsychology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theories and research on human brain function and the diagnosis of brain damage in humans. Study of brain asymmetry and effect of neurological disorders on complex psychological functions such as language, perception, memory and personality.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) offered by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Recommended background: Neuroscience 2600.

Equivalent: Psychology 3610 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 3615
Functional Neuroanatomy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A detailed examination of the functional organization of the mammalian brain. Although the majority of the lecture material covered will focus on the human brain, the functional anatomy of other mammals will be examined in the lab component. Students are expected to have an introductory-level understanding of the brain.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) offered by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Recommended background: Neuroscience 2600.

Equivalent: Psychology 3615 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 3625
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Genetic and environmental influences on the regulation of cellular and molecular processes underlying brain function and behaviour. The implications of these processes for understanding diseases of the nervous system will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: Biology 2000.

Recommended background: Neuroscience 2600.

Equivalent: Psychology 3625 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 3635
Vision and Neural Plasticity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course is an introduction to the anatomy, cell biology, physiology, function, and plasticity of the visual system with an emphasis on human vision. How the visual system creates visual perception, how the visual system develops, and how diseases of the visual system affect vision are among the topics covered in this course.

Prerequisite: Neuroscience 2600 or Biology 2000.

Recommended background: Chemistry 2200 or 2600.

Equivalent: Psychology 3635 (prior to 2006/2007).

Substantially Similar: Psychology 3680 (Developmental Visual Plasticity) (prior to 2004/2005).

NEUROSCIENCE 3640
Brain Plasticity and Memory

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Molecular and morphological bases of experience-induced changes in the brain.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) offered by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Recommended background: Neuroscience 2600.

Equivalent: Psychology 3640 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 3680
Neuroscience (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Offerings will focus on the relationship between the structure and the function of the nervous system. Specific offerings may include the cellular basis of nervous system disorders, the biological basis of behaviour, and the neural substrates of cognitive processes.

Prerequisite: Any two 2000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) offered by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Recommended background: Neuroscience 2600.

Equivalent: Any offering in the Psychology 3680 Series (prior to 2006/2007) with the same title as the offering in the Neuroscience 3680 Series.

NEUROSCIENCE 3705
Evolution of Brain and Behaviour

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course will examine how understanding the function and evolutionary origins of behaviour can enhance our understanding of the organization and function of the brain. Emphasis will be placed on problems, such as finding food and avoiding predators, finding mates, and communicating with social partners, that have shaped the relationship between brains and behaviour.

Prerequisite: Neuroscience 2600.

Recommended background: Psychology 2700.

Equivalent: Psychology 3705 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 4630
Neuroscience (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Advanced seminars in Neuroscience. Offerings will focus on the relationship between the structure and the function of the nervous system. Specific offerings may include the cellular basis of nervous system disorders, the biological basis of behaviour, and the neural substrates of cognitive processes.

Prerequisite: Any two 3000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) offered by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Recommended background: A 3000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in Neuroscience (Psychology 3525, 3535 or Neuroscience 3600, 3605, 3610, 3640, 3680).

Equivalent: Any offering in the Psychology 4630 Series (prior to 2006/2007) with the same title as the offering in the Neuroscience 4630 Series.

NEUROSCIENCE 4995
Undergraduate Thesis

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours: Variable

This is a challenging, work-intensive, research-oriented course in which students will conduct empirical research, report orally on the work, and submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis which will be made publicly available.

Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.

Application to the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Recommended background: Completion of an Independent Study, an Applied Study, or a summer research internship in Neuroscience or a cognate discipline.

Note: Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.

See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 5.c. (p. 90), 6.c. (p. 92), and 7.c. (p. 93).


GRADUATE COURSES

NEUROSCIENCE 5020
Contemporary Problems in Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

In-depth study of specific topics in, approaches to and contemporary research in psychology and neuroscience. Discussion of preparation of talks and research posters. Includes seminars on various contemporary problems in brain, behaviour and cognitive science by staff, invited speakers and graduate students.

Prerequisite: Admission to the M.Sc. program.

Equivalent: Psychology 5020 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 5650
Cortical Function

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

In-depth study of selected topics in cortical organization and function.

Prerequisite: Admission to the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Program.

Recommended background: B.Sc.

Equivalent: Psychology 5650 (prior to 2006/2007).

NEUROSCIENCE 7020
Contemporary Problems in Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

In-depth study of specific topics in, approaches to and contemporary research in psychology and neuroscience. Discussion of preparation of talks and research posters as well as preparation for comprehensive examinations. Includes seminars on various contemporary problems in brain, behaviour and cognitive science by staff, invited speakers and graduate students.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Ph.D. program.

Equivalent: Psychology 7020 (prior to 2006/2007).