Neuroscience is a course for students interested in the study of neurons, nervous system, and brain structures and functions through a research-focused lens.
Explore the detailed anatomy of a neuron, and the relationship between structure and function in saltatory conduction, neurotransmitter release, and signal perception
Gain an in-depth understanding of the mathematical & electrical creation of action potentials and their importance in signal conductance
Experience the structure and function of the human brain, and recognize the major neurotransmitters of the central nervous system
Analyze and craft neuroscience research articles, reviews, and papers to develop both critical thinking & analysis skills in students and an applicable knowledge of general neuroscience
Oral presentations: Students will be given the opportunity to select neuroscience topics of interest to research and give oral presentations on to the class, with detailed feedback from the instructor
Mini research projects: Students will collect simulated data, data from previous research papers, or original data to analyze and construct short neuroscience research reports.
Weekly custom-made quizzes: These quizzes will emphasize critical thinking skills and test for a holistic understanding of the topics covered in the curriculum, ensuring that students are up-to-speed with the difficult topics covered.
Class Times: Sundays from 4PM - 6PM ET
Length: October 17 - November 28 (6 weeks)
Recommended Prerequisites: Biology or general science class that covers basic biological concepts. Introduction to Biology at Illumina Learning is adequate as well.
Grade Range: 7+