Neurophysiology

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Biology

Course Number: 
351
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as BIOL 351 and NEUR 351.)  This course will provide a deeper understanding of the physiological properties of the nervous system. We will address the mechanisms underlying electrical activity in neurons, as well as examine the physiology of synapses; the transduction and integration of sensory information; the function of nerve circuits; the trophic and plastic properties of neurons; and the relationship between neuronal activity and behavior. Laboratories will apply electrophysiological methods to examine neuronal activity and will include experimental design as well as analysis and presentation of collected data. Throughout the course, we will focus on past and current neurophysiology research and how it contributes to the field of neuroscience. Three classroom hours and three hours of laboratory work per week.


Requisites: BIOL 191 and CHEM 151; PHYS 117 or 124 is recommended. Limited to 24 students. Open to juniors and seniors. Fall semester.  Professor Trapani.

Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 

You must take one section for each of the following coreqs : BIOL-351L

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
BIOL-351-01,NEUR-351-01
Schedule #: 
BIOL-351-01-1314F

Course Sections

Neurophysiology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Josef Trapani

jtrapani@amherst.edu

MWF 12:00PM-12:50PM

MERR 220