BCSC 240: Lecture Schedule

Lecture slides will be made available on Blackboard. Slides are not intended to be a substitute for class attendance or reading. Suggested readings are from Bear, Connors and Paradiso, Neuroscience Exploring the Brain, 4th edition.

Only students who are enrolled in the course may access materials online. You must be logged into Blackboard to download these files.

The following schedule is tentative, depending on the amount of material covered in each class.

Date
Topic
Readings
08/31
Introduction
Ch 1
09/02
Cellular Neuroanatomy
Ch 2
09/05
Labor Day (No Class)
 
09/07
 
 
09/09
Structure of the Nervous System
Ch 7/7A
09/12
 
 
09/14
 
 
09/16
 
 
09/19
Wiring the Brain
Ch 23
09/21
 
 
09/23
 
 
09/26
EXAM 1: Neuroanatomy
 
09/28
Neuronal Membranes
Ch 3
09/30
 
 
10/03
Action Potentials
Ch 4
10/05
 
 
10/07
Synaptic Transmission
Ch 5
10/10
No Class: Fall Break
 
10/12
 
 
10/14
Neurotransmitter Systems
Ch 6
10/17
 
 
10/19
 
 
10/21
EXAM 2: Neurophysiology
 
10/24
Vision
Ch 9, 10
10/26
 
 
10/28
 
 
10/31
Somatosensory System
Ch 12
11/02
Auditory System
Ch 11
11/04
Chemical Senses
Ch 8
11/07
 
 
11/09
Brain Control of Movement
Ch 14
11/11
 
 
11/14
Spinal Control of Movement
Ch 13
11/16
EXAM 3: Sensory and Motor Systems
 
11/18
Sleep-Wake Cycle
Ch 19
11/21
 
 
11/23
Thanksgiving (No Class)
 
11/25
Thanksgiving (No Class)
 
11/28
Internal Regulation
Ch 16
11/30
 
 
12/02
Learning and Memory
Ch 24, 25
12/05
 
 
12/07
 
 
12/09
Emotion
Ch 18
12/12
Psychiatric Disorders
Ch 22
12/14
EXAM 4: Behaviors
 
12/20
Optional Cumulative Final Exam 12:30 PM