Tuesdays 10-12, Small Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Bldg #98
The semester will start with introductory lectures about sensory and motor systems and research techniques, which will be followed by weekly presentations of scientific papers by the students. The goal of the seminar is to expose the students to recent neuroscience research regarding the development of sensory and motor systems in the human brain by discussing neuroimaging studies in humans and electrophysiology studies in animals. The necessary methodological background will be covered when discussing each of these topics. Each student will present a scientific paper (30% of the final grade) and write a final paper, which will contain a proposal for future research (70% of the final grade).
Attendance in 80% of the classes is obligatory.
Passing grade is 56.
Instructions for how to build a presentation for your scientific paper can be found here.
Instructions for how to write your final paper can be found here.
There are no scheduled office hours. If you want to speak with me please email me first.
Lesson 1: Introduction to sensory systems – Lesson1 Powerpoint
Lesson 2: Introduction to the motor system – Lesson2_Powerpoint
Lesson 3: Introduction to brain development – Lesson3 Powerpoint
Lesson 5: Amblyopia and Strabismus – Li PLOS Bio 2011
Lesson 6: Development of face processing – Golarai Nat. Neuro. 2007
Lesson 8: Stress and brain development – Lupien Nat Rev Neurosci 2009
Lesson 12: Neural plasticity in children and adults – Bavelier J. Neurosci 2010
The final paper is due on the 21.3.17 by 23:59