NEUS322 - Neuroscience Seminar -
Dr. Dave Pittman ~ Wednesdays ~ 12:30 - 1:50 PM ~ RMSC 221
CLASS SYLLABUS ~ LITERATURE RESOURCES
|Date:||Topic / Perspective:||Reading:||Primary Discussant:|
|2/4||Introductory Session||None||Dr. Pittman|
|2/11||Obesity & the Hypothalamus: Systems-Level||Anti-obesity drugs and neural circuits of feeding||Dr. Pittman|
|2/18||Obesity & the Hypothalamus: Physiological-Level||Rapid Rewiring of Arcuate Nucleus Feeding Circuits by Leptin||Mazi|
|2/25||Obesity & the Hypothalamus: Molecular-Level||Lateral Hypothalamus Is Required for Context-Induced Reinstatement of Extinguished Reward Seeking||Lauren|
|3/4||Working Memory: Systems-Level||Dr. Bopp|
|3/11||Working Memory: Physiological-Level||Clark|
|Special Invited Research Speaker Luncheon||Join us to hear Dr. Paul Verhaeghan talk about his cognitive science research. 11:30-12:45 on Friday, March 13, in the Anna Todd center.|
|3/18||Working Memory: Molecular-Level||
Increased prefrontal and parietal activity after training of working memory
|3/25||Sex in the CNS: Systems-Level||Why sex matters for neuroscience.||Clark|
|4/8||Sex in the CNS: Physiological-Level||
Gene expression changes in the course of normal brain aging are
Gender-related differences in lateralization of hippocampal activation and cognitive strategy.
|4/15||Sex in the CNS: Molecular-Level||Sex differences in the serotonin 1A receptor and serotonin transporter binding in the human brain measured by PET.||Mazi|
|4/22||Sleep, Dreaming & Memory:
|The role of sleep in declarative memory consolidation: passive, permissive, active or none?||Laura|
|4/29||Sleep, Dreaming & Memory: Physiological-Level||
Encoding difficulty promotes postlearning changes in sleep spindle
activity during napping.
Overnight verbal memory retention correlates with the number of sleep spindles.
|5/6||Sleep, Dreaming & Memory:
|Control and Function of the Homeostatic Sleep Response by Adenosine A1 Receptors||Katherine|
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: