NEUS321 - Neuroscience Seminar - Fall 2010
Dr. Dave Pittman ~ Wednesdays ~ 12:30 - 1:50 PM ~ RMSC 221

CLASS SYLLABUS   ~   LITERATURE RESOURCES

Date: Topic / Perspective: Reading: Discussant:

9/8

Wofford College ~ Program in
Neuroscience
Research

Bring your ideas for topics to discuss this semester AND read these 2 articles before the first meeting:
Brain's Traffic Lights


Categorization of behavioural sequences in the prefrontal cortex

 Dr. Reid

9/15 Stress & Mood:
Behavior-Level
Moderate treadmill exercise prevents oxidative stress-induced anxiety-like behavior in rats Dr. Bopp

9/22

Stress & Mood: Physiological Level

Acute stress-mediated increases in extracellular glutamate levels in the rat amygdala: differential effects of antidepressant treatment


Effects of acute and repeated restraint stress on gaba efflux in the rat basolateral and central amygdala

Dr. Pittman

9/23 THURS

Special Guest Researcher

Diabetes and Stress Vulnerability

* Special Date and Time:  Thursday, Sept. 23, 11 AM in OLIN THEATER

 Dr. Reagan

9/29

Artificial Sweeteners & Diabetes: Behavioral Level

Antihyperglycaemic effect of saccharin in diabetic ob/ob mice.


Cephalic phase insulin release in healthy humans after taste stimulation?

 Arsalaan Salehani

10/6

Artificial Sweeteners & Diabetes: Physiological Level

Enhanced responses of the chorda tympani nerve to nonsugar sweeteners in the diabetic db/db mouse.


Leptin modulates behavioral responses to sweet substances by influencing peripheral taste structures.

Ben Barnette 

10/13

Wofford College ~ Program in
Neuroscience
Research

Binge-type eating induced by limited access in rats does not require energy restriction on the previous day. Dr. Davis

10/20

Gilbertson Lab: Molecular-Level

Expression of aquaporin water channels in rat taste buds

Alexandra Zeldenrust

10/27

Gilbertson Lab: Physiological Level

Fatty acid responses in taste cells from obesity-prone and -resistant rats

 Michael Schecter

11/3

Gilbertson Lab:
Behavior-Level

Orosensory detection of fatty acids by obesity-prone and obesity-resistant rats: strain and sex differences

 Dr. Pittman

11/10

Special Guest Researcher

Transient receptor potential channel type M5 is essential for fat taste


TRPM5 is critical for linoleic acid‐induced CCK secretion from the enteroendocrine cell line, STC‐1

 Dr. Gilbertson

11/11 THURS

Special Guest Researcher

Dietary Fat, Taste, & Obesity

* Special Date and Time:  Thursday, Nov. 11, 11 AM in OLIN THEATER

 Dr. Gilbertson

11/17

 Synethesia:

Anomalous Perception in Synaesthesia: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective


Five plus two equals yellow

 Hannah Rapport

12/1

 Synethesia:

Synaesthesia: learned or lost? 

 Charlotte Van Hale

12/8

Wofford College ~ Program in
Neuroscience
Research

Stimulation of lateral hypothalamic kainate receptors selectively elicits feeding behavior.

 Dr. Hettes

 

Click below to e-mail the faculty associated with the Program in Neuroscience:

Dr. Kara Bopp

Dr. G.R. Davis

Dr. Stacey Hettes

Dr. John Moeller

Dr. Dave Pittman

Dr. Alliston Reid

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Here is a link to the Program in Neuroscience requirements.
Participation in two semesters of the neuroscience seminar is required for completion of the program.


Here is a list of the topics discussed in previous seminars:

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

Spring 2005