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NEUROBIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR NPB 112: NEUROSCIENCE Winter 2011 (CRN # 43731) INSTRUCTOR: Prof. E. Carstens, 279 Briggs; e-mail: eecarstens@ucdavis.edu (best way); Tel: 752-7767; Fax: 752-5582. Office Hours: T 4-6 PM, 183 Briggs, or by appointment. TA: Amanda Klein, ahklein@ucdavis.edu, Tel: 752-7767. Office Hours: W 8-10 AM, SLB 2041A Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:50 AM, 1322 Storer. Review sessions prior to midterms/final. TEXT: Neuroscience , 4 th Edition, Purves, D., G.J. Augustine, D. Fitzpatrick, W.C. Hall, A.-S. LaMantia, J.O. McNamara and Williams, S.M., Sinauer (ISBN 978-0-87893- 697-7), 2008. GRADING: Two midterms and final exam (each 33%). Final exam (33% of total grade); ~80% covers material after 2nd midterm and ~20% is comprehensive. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (subject to change): DATE SUBJECT READING Jan. 4 Introduction & historical overview Ch. 1, Appendix Jan. 6 Resting membrane potential; action potential Ch. 2-4 Jan. 11
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Unformatted text preview: Action potential; synaptic transmission Ch. 3-5 Jan. 13 Synaptic transmission; neurotransmitters Ch. 5-6 Jan. 18 Receptors, cell signaling; sensory physiology Ch. 6-7 Jan. 20 Somatosensory receptors, pain & temperature Ch. 9-10 Jan. 25 MIDTERM 1 Jan. 27 Somatosensory central pathways, pain, attention Ch. 9, 10; Ch. 26 (668-71, 674-8) Feb. 1 Vision: retina & phototransduction Ch. 11 Feb. 3 Vision: central pathways & perception Ch.12 Feb. 8 Vision; Motor: motoneurons Ch. 16-17 Feb. 10 Motor: : reflexes, locomotion Ch. 16-17 Feb. 15 Motor: cortex & voluntary movement Ch. 16-17 Feb. 17 MIDTERM 2 Feb. 22 Motor: cerebellum, basal ganglia; hearing Ch. 18-19; Ch. 13 Feb. 24 Hearing and language Ch. 13, 27 March 1 Learning and Memory Ch. 31, Ch. 8 (187-203) March 3 Emotions Ch. 29 March 8 Taste and smell Ch. 15 March 10 Guest Prof. Antognini: sleep, consciousness, anesthesia Ch. 28 March 18 FINAL EXAM , Friday March 18, 3:30 PM...
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