This laboratory course utilizes electrical recordings from a variety of invertebrates to build upon key neurobiological topics illustrating the principles of nervous system communication and the scientific method. An emphasis of the course is the analysis and interpretation of data; both data collected by students in the lab sessions, and data from ground-breaking research papers that have contributed to our understanding of nervous system function. In this course students will also get to design, conduct, and present their own experimental project.
Explore the elegance and complexity of the brain and investigate how our 86 billion neurons contribute to our thinking, our behavior, and our sense of self.
Why study Neuroscience at Sewanee?
Neuroscience is a highly interdisciplinary field that spans the study of everything from single molecules to brain-wide circuits. The Sewanee neuroscience curriculum is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of cellular /molecular, behavioral, and cognitive approaches to exploring the brain. Flexible electives allow our students to expand their training into many related fields, including biomedical and health sciences, computational modeling, chemistry, and philosophy. Our professors provide a welcoming and collaborative environment where our students develop critical thinking skills, creativity, and a rigorous approach to understanding neuroscientific research.