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BIBB 050-301 Forensic Neuroscience Daniel D. Langleben F 02:00 PM-05:00 PM Progress in behavioral neuroscience and brain imaging techniques, such as functional and structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has forced the courts to reconsider the role of behavioral sciences in courtroom decision-making. The goal of this course is to enable students to understand and interpret the use of behaviorial neuro evidence in the justice system. The course will introduce the students to the relevant behavioral neuroscience constructs, principles of brain imaging and rules of scientific evidence. Students will be asked to use this introductory knowledge to critically evaluate the use of brain imaging and other behavioral neuroscience techniques as evidence in representative legal cases. For each case, students will serve as neuroscience experts for the defense or prosecution and prepare, present and defend their testimony against the opposing team. Through this course, students will develop the ability to critically evaluate brain imaging and other neuroscience data in forensic and legal settings. Course is available to Freshmen.
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Freshman Seminar
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BIBB 090-301 Your Brain On Food Amber L Alhadeff M 03:30 PM-06:20 PM What motivates us to eat? Why do many of us eat even in the absence of hunger? How do our food preferences and habits form? And how can eating transition from regulated to dysregulated? This seminar class investigates these questions and many others, with a focus on how our brains regulate food intake. We will explore the neuroscience behind eating, as well as the genetic, psychological, social, cultural, and societal influences that shape our behavior. Through readings, assignments, and class discussions, we will navigate the biological forces behind normal eating, as well as how eating becomes disordered in diseases like obesity and eating disorders. Through this course, students will learn about behavioral neuroscience research from human and animal studies and will develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. There are no prerequisites except for a love of food. Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Freshman Seminar
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BIBB 109-401 Intro To Brain & Behav Judith Mclean MWF 10:00 AM-11:00 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. BIOL109401, PSYC109401 Living World Sector Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-402 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Catherine Estela Ubri T 09:00 AM-10:30 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. BIOL109402, PSYC109402 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-403 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Emily Ruth Feierman Hyatt T 10:30 AM-12:00 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. BIOL109403, PSYC109403 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-404 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Daniel E Cohen 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. BIOL109404, PSYC109404 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-405 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Gregory George Cajka T 01:30 PM-03:00 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. BIOL109405, PSYC109405 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-406 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Daniel Connolly R 09:00 AM-10:30 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. BIOL109406, PSYC109406 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-407 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Rebecca Tova Somach R 10:30 AM-12:00 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. BIOL109407, PSYC109407 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-408 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Christina M Miranda 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. BIOL109408, PSYC109408 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-409 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Ana Estefania Defendini R 01:30 PM-03:00 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. BIOL109409, PSYC109409 Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
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BIBB 109-601 Intro To Brain & Behav Judith Mclean MW 04:30 PM-06:00 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. Living World Sector Course Online: Synchronous Format
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BIBB 109-602 Introduction To Brain and Behavior Benjamin W Padon T 04:30 PM-06:00 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. Course Online: Synchronous Format
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BIBB 109-603 Introduction To Brain and Behavior R 04:30 PM-06:00 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. Course Online: Synchronous Format
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BIBB 159-401 Memory Anna Schapiro MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM This course presents an integrative treatment of the cognitive and neural processes involved in learning and memory, primarily in humans. We will survey the major findings and theories on how the brain gives rise to different kinds of memory, considering evidence from behavioral experiments, neuroscientific experiments, and computational models. PSYC159401 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=BIBB159401
BIBB 160-001 Abcs Everyday Neurosc Loretta Flanagan-Cato TR 09:00 AM-10:30 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 01:30 PM-03:00 PM The evolution of social behavior in animals, with special emphasis on group formation, cooperation among kin, mating systems, territoriality and communication. BIOL231401, PSYC231401 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=BIBB231401
BIBB 251-401 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Michael Kaplan
Marc F Schmidt
W 02:00 PM-03:30 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 105 or 151 strongly recommended BIOL251401 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
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BIBB 251-402 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Chad N Vigil W 06:00 PM-07:30 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 105 or 151 strongly recommended BIOL251402 Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
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BIBB 251-403 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Caela Conway Long R 09:00 AM-10:30 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 105 or 151 strongly recommended BIOL251403 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
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BIBB 251-404 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Amanda Moreno R 01:30 PM-03:00 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 105 or 151 strongly recommended BIOL251404 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
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BIBB 251-405 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Ashley Brooke Robbins R 06:00 PM-07:30 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 105 or 151 strongly recommended BIOL251405 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
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BIBB 251-406 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Deena C Elul F 09:00 AM-10:30 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 105 or 151 strongly recommended BIOL251406 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
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BIBB 251-407 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology David J Isaacs 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 105 or 151 strongly recommended BIOL251407 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
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BIBB 251-408 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology Varun S Sudunagunta F 03:00 PM-04:30 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 105 or 151 strongly recommended BIOL251408 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
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BIBB 270-401 Drugs, Brain, and Mind Michael Kane TR 01:30 PM-03:00 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 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=BIBB270401
BIBB 310-101 Functional Neuroanatomy Judith Mclean W 01:00 PM-04:00 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. Crse Online: Sync & Async Components https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=BIBB310101
BIBB 334-401 Comp. Neuro. Lab Nicole C Rust TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM This course will focus on computational neuroscience from the combined perspective of data collection, data analysis, and computational modeling. These issues will be explored through lectures as well as Matlab-based tutorials and exercises. The course requires no prior knowledge of computer programming and a limited math background, but familiarity with some basic statistical concepts will be assumed. The course is an ideal preparation for students interested in participating in a more independent research experience in one of the labs on campus. For the Spring 2019 semester, the course will focus on the topic of visual memory. PSYC434401 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=BIBB334401
BIBB 466-401 Mol Gen of Neuro Disease: Molecular Genetics of Neurological Disease Nancy Bonini TR 01:30 PM-03:00 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 Crse Online: Sync & Async Components https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=BIBB466401
BIBB 469-301 Stress Neuroscience Jennifer N. Heerding T 01:30 PM-04:30 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. Crse Online: Sync & Async Components https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=BIBB469301
BIBB 470-301 Animal Model N-Psyc Dis Michael Kane MW 02:00 PM-03:30 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. Crse Online: Sync & Async Components https://pennintouchdaemon.apps.upenn.edu/pennInTouchProdDaemon/jsp/fast.do?webService=syllabus&term=2020C&course=BIBB470301