Montana State University

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173148
Bozeman, MT 59717-3148

Tel: (406) 994-5120
Fax: (406) 994-7077
E-mail: cellbio.msu@gmail.com
Location: 510 Leon Johnson Hall

Department Chair

Frances Lefcort, Ph.D.

 

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BIOH 313: Neurophysiology

Fall 2012 Syllabus

Text: NEUROSCIENCE: Exploring the Brain, 3rd Ed., by Bear, Connors and Paradiso

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. John Miller

CCB, Lewis Hall Basement
jpm@cns.montana.edu
(406)994-7332

# Lecture Topic Reading (Chapter:pp)
1 What is the mind? Where is it? How does it work? 1, 2, 7:(168-179,192-199,207-213)
2 Attention and global brain theories 21:644-659
3 Declarative memory and amnesia 24:726-750 (skip 736)
4 Procedural and working memory 24:751-758
5 Language and lateralization of function 20:(618-627,631-635)
6 Left Brain / Right Brain 20:628-631
7 Generation of the resting potential 3:52-66
8 Resting potential: simulations, example questions, review http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~wjh/neurotut/mempot.html
  Test 1 (Lectures 1-8)  
9 Channels and pumps 3:66-72
10 Generation of the action potential 4:76-92
11 Propagation of the action potential 4:93-99
12 Electrical synapses and chemical synapses 5:102-111
13 Chemical synaptic transmission 5:111-122
14 Synaptic integration and neural coding 5:122-131, syllabus
15 Reflex circuits 13:(424-431,437-446)
16 4:00! (not 3!) SPECIAL LECTURE by Dr. Jay Neitz in the Procrastinator Theater  
  Test 2 (Lectures 9-15)  
17 Neural maps and “neural computation” 12:401-407, syllabus
18 Sensory coding: concepts, mechanisms and examples Syllabus
  NO CLASS!!! VOTE!!!  
19 The visual system 1: the eye and retina 9:(278-292,296)
20 The visual system 2: retinal processing 9:298-306, Box 12.12:399
21 The visual system 3: retinal projections to the cortex 10:310-324
22 The visual system 4: central visual processing 10:324-340
  NO CLASS! THANKSGIVING  
23 Visual maps, illusions and hallucinations Syllabus
  Test 3 (Lectures 16-23)  
24 Mechanisms underlying Synaptic Plasticity Syllabus, 25:762-764, 776-788; 23:(708-710,716-721)
25 Hippocampal learning and memory: Theoretical models 24:733-736, syllabus
  FINAL EXAM  

Grading will be as follows (calculated based on number of lectures):

T1=22%, T2=22%, T3=25%, F=31%


 

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