NSCI 201 Course Syllabus 1 of 5 NSCI 201 Introduction to Neuroscience 2 (3 credits)Tuesday – Thursday 13:05 – 14:25 Room S1/3, Stewart Biological Sciences Building Instructor Evan Balaban N8/15 Stewart Biological Sciences Building Telephone: 514-398-4234 email: [email protected] mcgill.caPlease call or email only for urgent administrative reasons Office hours: To Be Announced & by appointment Teaching Assistant Olga Savina Room 791 Montreal Neurological Institute Telephone: 514-691-6542 email: [email protected]Okay to email with general questions, etc.Office hours : Tuesdays 15:00-18:00 Textbook (copies on reserve at the Life Sciences Library) Purves D, Augustine GJ, Fitzpatrick D, Hall WC, Lamantia A-S, McNamara JO, White LE, Editors (2008) Neuroscience, Fourth Edition. Sinauer Associates: Sunderland, MA. ISBN 978-0-87893-697-7. Assigned Readings (copy on reserve at the Life Sciences Library) Chapters 6 (From Neuronal to Hemodynamic Activity) and 7 (BOLD fMRI:Origins and Properties) from Huettel SA, Song AW & McCarthy G (2009) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Second Edition. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, pp. 159-242. These readings will be available as downloadable files on WebCT. Audio & pdf files from the lectures will be available on WebCT. Goal of the Course To foster a basic understanding of the systems organization, physiology, and function of the nervous system in order to provide the necessary background for studying relationships between the brain and behavior. Evaluation The final grade will be based on your test scores from two multiple-choice exams: a midterm given in class, and a final exam given during the exam period. Each exam will count for 50% of the final grade. A supplemental exam worth 100% will be offered for students who receive a grade of D, F, J or U in the course. You will have the opportunity to earn extra credit for the course by two different methods. One is by participating in the Psychology Department Subject Pool. The Subject Pool TA will come to class to give you the details. All extra credit questions/concerns /issues are dealt with through the Subject Pool TA exclusively.
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