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BIBB 109-401 Intro To Brain & Behav Judith Mclean MWF 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109401, BIOL109401 Living World Sector Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Laboratory (see below)
http://www.psych.upenn.edu/bbb/BBB_109_Syllabus.pdf
BIBB 109-402 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean T 10:15 AM-11:45 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109402, BIOL109402 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-403 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean T 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109403, BIOL109403 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-404 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean T 01:45 PM-03:15 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109404, BIOL109404 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-405 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean T 03:30 PM-05:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109405, BIOL109405 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-406 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean R 10:15 AM-11:45 AM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109406, BIOL109406 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-407 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean R 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109407, BIOL109407 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-408 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean R 01:45 PM-03:15 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109408, BIOL109408 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-409 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Judith Mclean R 03:30 PM-05:00 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. PSYC109409, BIOL109409 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-601 Intro To Brain & Behav Judith Mclean MW 05:15 PM-06:45 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. Living World Sector Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIBB 109-602 Introduction To Brain and Behavior T 05:15 PM-06:45 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 109-603 Introduction To Brain and Behavior R 05:15 PM-06:45 PM Introduction to the structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system. We begin with the cellular basis of neuronal activities, then discuss the physiological bases of motor control, sensory systems, motivated behaviors, and higher mental processes. This course is intended for students interested in the neurobiology of behavior, ranging from animal behaviors to clinical disorders. Only Open To LPS Pb Pre-Health Students
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BIBB 160-001 Abcs Everyday Neurosc Loretta Flanagan-Cato TR 10:15 AM-11:45 AM This course is an opportunity for undergraduates to share their interest and enthusiasm for neuroscience with students in grades 9-12 attending urban public schools in West Philadelphia. The course will allow Penn students to develop their science communication and teaching skills. Students will prepare neuroscience demonstrations, hands-on activities, and assessment tools. In parallel, the course aims to engage local high school students, increasing their interest and knowledge in science, and ultimately promoting lifelong science literacy. Permission Needed From Instructor
An Academically Based Community Serv Course
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BIBB 231-401 Evolution of Behavior Yun Ding
Marc F Schmidt
TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM The evolution of social behavior in animals, with special emphasis on group formation, cooperation among kin, mating systems, territoriality and communication. BIOL231401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB231401
BIBB 249-401 Cognitive Neuroscience TR 03:30 PM-05:00 PM The study of the neuronal systems that underlie human perception, memory and language; and of the pathological syndromes that result from damage to these systems. PSYC149401
BIBB 251-401 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan
Marc F Schmidt
MW 01:45 PM-03:15 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIOL251401 Registration also required for Laboratory (see below) https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB251401
BIBB 251-402 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan W 07:00 PM-08:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIOL251402 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIBB 251-403 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 08:30 AM-10:00 AM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIOL251403 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-404 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 01:45 PM-03:15 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIOL251404 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-405 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan R 05:15 PM-06:45 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIOL251405 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-406 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan F 10:15 AM-11:45 AM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIOL251406 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-407 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan F 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIOL251407 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 251-408 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan F 03:30 PM-05:00 PM Cellular physiology of neurons and excitable cells; molecular neurobiology and development. Topics include: action potential generation; synaptic transmission; molecular and physiological studies of ion channels; second messengers; simple neural circuits; synaptic plasticity; learning and memory; and neural development. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 or 151 strongly recommended but not required BIOL251408 Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
BIBB 270-401 Drugs, Brain, and Mind Michael Kane TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM The course will begin with a review of basic concepts in pharmacology including: routes of drug administration, drug metabolism, the dose response curve, tolerance and sensitization. Following a brief overview of cellular foundations of neuropharmacology (neuronal biology, synaptic and receptor function), the course will focus on several neurotransmitter systems and the molecular and behavioral mechanisms mediating the mind-altering, additive and neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia and anxiety with an emphasis on their underlying neurobiological causes, as well as the pharmacological approaches for treatment. PSYC225401 Natural Science & Math Sector https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB270401
BIBB 310-101 Functional Neuroanatomy Judith Mclean W 12:00 PM-03:00 PM A laboratory course designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental gross and histological organization of the brain. The mammalian brain will be dissected and its microscopic anatomy examined using standard slide sets. Comparative brain material will be introduced, where appropriate, to demonstrate basic structural-functional correlations. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB310101
BIBB 425-601 Neurotechnology Mijail Serruya M 05:15 PM-08:15 PM The nervous system, and in particular the brain, remains the least understood part of the human body and is also the site of devastating, irreversible injury and disease. This course reviews wearable and implantable medical devices and surgical techniques that have been developed to treat conditions of the nervous system. The course will begin with a review of human neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and proceed to establish benchmarks and context for evaluating device efficacy. Contrasts with pharmaceuticals and the emergence of "electroceuticals" will be discussed. An overview of the bench-to-bedside process will be provided and then we will cycle through a series of major neuro-related medical devices (cochlear implants, deep brain stimulators, epiretinal arrays, responsive neurostimulators, spinal cord stimulators, functional electrical stimulation), and surgical approaches (nerve grafts, tendon transfers). The course will conclude with a focus on brain-computer interfaces and autologous engineered neural constructs and explore the ethical and medical implications of implanting such devices in able-bodied people, bottlenecks in enhancement and critical evaluation of the idea of superintelligence. This course may be of interest to students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, artificial intelligence, and business. Course Must Be Taken For A Grade https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB425601
BIBB 450-301 Music and the Brain Michael Kaplan TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM In a world where humans can't seem to agree on much of anything, there is one thing that still unites us: we love music. Why should abstract sequences of sounds give us such strong emotional reactions? Why indeed should they give us any emotional reaction at all? On every continent, today and throughout history, there is not a single human culture that has ever been described that does not make music. Within cultures, music is so ubiquitous that we actually have clinical terms (amusia and musical anhedonia) to describe people who don't understand or don't enjoy music. And yet, despite this ubiquity, the evolutionary origin and purpose of music remains unknown. Not only do people everywhere make music - they do so in fundamentally similar ways. All over the world people divide rhythm into twos and threes; all over the world people divide the frequency spectrum logarithmically, in octaves; with a very few exceptions, we divide octaves into no more than 12 steps, and we use subsets of 5-7 of these tones at a time. Not only that, but many cultures seem to have independently arrived at the same sets of 5-7 notes. These are probably not coincidences. If not coincidence, then what? In this course we look for explanations to these and other questions about music by looking at something that humans all over the globe have in common: the brain. Using readings from the primary literature and classic texts, supplemented with software exercises and analysis, we will see how many of the age-old mysteries and questions of music can be either answered or in some cases amplified by a consideration of brain mechanisms. Thinking about music in the context of brain function also provides a biological and evolutionary rationale not just for why music is the way it is, but why it should exist at all. More broadly, this course is an example of what can (and cannot) be accomplished by addressing aesthetic and philosophical questions as scientific and empirical ones. Prerequisite: BIBB 109 and prior musical instruction, any instrument Permission Needed From Instructor https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB450301
BIBB 466-401 Mol Gen of Neuro Disease: Molecular Genetics of Neurological Disease Nancy Bonini TR 01:45 PM-03:15 PM This course will focus on the molecular basis of neurological diseases, exploring in detail key papers that cover topics including defining the disease genes, development of animal models that provide mechanistic insight, and seminal findings that reveal molecular understanding. Diseases covered will include neurological diseases of great focus today such as Alzheimer's, Fragile-X and autism, dementia, motor neuron degeneration, and microsatellite repeat expansion disorders. The course will provide a perspective from initial molecular determination through current status. Students will gain an understanding of how the molecular basis of a disease is discovered (from classical genetics to modern genomics) and how such diseases can be modeled in simple genetic systems for mechanistic insight. The course will be comprised of lectures with detailed analysis of primary literature and in-class activities. Grading will be based on class participation, exams, and written papers. Prerequisite: BIOL 251 and BIOL 41 are recommended. BIOL466401 https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB466401
BIBB 469-301 Stress Neuroscience Jennifer N. Heerding T 12:00 PM-03:00 PM Stress can be caused by a variety of conditions, ranging from low-level noise in the workplace to life-threatening situations and these stressors can cause changes in the physiology and behavior of individuals. This course will examine the neural mechanisms underlying physiological and emotional responses to stress in a journal club format. Topics to be covered include anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, the differential effects of stress on males and females, the physiological effects of stress on the immune system and feeding behavior, the effects of maternal stress on offspring as well as strategies to mitigate the effects of stress. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB469301
BIBB 470-301 Animal Model N-Psyc Dis Michael Kane W 10:15 AM-01:15 PM This seminar will focus on the significant role of animal models in the investigation of the pathophysiology of a variety of human neuropsychiatric disorders as well as in the development of treatments for these disorders. The course will focus on the use of genetically modified mice in the investigation of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), anxiety and affective disorders, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), with an emphasis on the limitations of such models. Class time will consist of short lectures and open discussions via student-led presentations. Emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis of primary literature. https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2021C&course=BIBB470301