Systems Neuroscience at Smith College

March 23, 2015

  • Northampton, MA

Systems neurobiology is the study of how networks of neurons function, and how these networks mediate sensation, movement and higher-order functions such as attention, decision-making, language, emotion and memory. Course material focuses primarily on the neuroanatomy and functional organization of the vertebrate brain. Readings from the textbook and scientific journal articles are supplemented with computer-based hands-on exercises and simulations to demonstrate techniques used to study neural connectivity and image the brain. Students demonstrate their mastery of course material through group work, discussions and in writing a research paper.

This event is an in-person tutorial on the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas. View the course syllabus here.