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Course material - NRSC501 (2016-2017)

*Remember this schedule is subject to change.

All Classes will be in Conference Room 3402A/B in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 9am to 11am Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, unless otherwise noted.

Handouts will be distributed through the shared folder. If you do not have access, please email the Neuroscience Program. New handouts will be uploaded when they are available.

    Important dates:

  • Feb 6 CIHR Project Approval Due
  • Feb 17 Midterm Exam - Modules 1 & 2
  • Mar 13 CIHR Summary Due
  • Apr 7 CIHR Grant Assignment Due at 12:00 pm
  • Apr 10 Final Exam - Modules 3 & 4

Mod 1 : Sensory Systems (Nicholas Swindale)

Jan 4

9:00am Introduction to NRSC 501
Dr. Tim O'Connor & Dr. Nick Swindale

Principles of sensation and sensory coding
Dr. Nick Swindale

Phototransduction
Dr. Orson Moritz

Reading:

Squire, Chapter 22


Jan 6

Retina
Dr. Nick Swindale

Reading:


Jan 9

Visual Cortex
Dr. Nick Swindale

Reading:

Squire (2nd ed.), Chapter 27 with additional material in Chapters 21 (pp. 564-569) and 47


Jan 11

Pain I
Dr. Matt Ramer

Reading:

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2007.
Scherrer et al. (2009) Cell,137, 1148-1159.
Braz et al. (2005) Neuron, 47, 787-793.
Coull et al (2005) Nature, 438, 1017-1021.
Pezet & McMahon (2006) Annu Rev Neurosci, 29 507-538.
McGlone (2010) Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 34, 148-159.


Jan 13

Pain II
Dr. Matt Ramer

Reading:



Jan 16

Olfaction
Dr. Mike Gordon

Reading:

Su et al (2009) Cell, 139, 45-59.
DeMaria & Ngai (2010) The Journal of Cell Biology, 191, 443-452.
Wilson and Mainen (2006) Annu Rev Neurosci, 29, 163-201.
Bargmann (2006) Nature, 444, 295-301.
Stettler & Axel (2009) Neuron, 63, 854-64.
Zhang et al (2006) Cell, 112, 293-301.
Mueller et al (2005) Nature, 434, 225-229.
Yarmolinsky et al (2009) Cell, 139, 234-44.
Breslin and Spector (2008) Curr Biol, 18 R148-R155.
Chen et al (2011) Science 333 1262-1266.


Jan 18

Auditory System
Dr. Navid Shanaz

Reading:



Jan 20

Student presentations
Dr. Nick Swindale

Module 1 Critique Assignment Due



Jan 23

Review of topics
Dr. Nick Swindale

Review of all module 1 lectures. Students should come prepared with specific questions about the material covered during this module.


Mod 2: Motor Systems ( Doris Doudet)

Jan 25

Neurogenetics
Dr. Matt Farrer

Reading:


Jan 27

Motor Spine
Dr. John Steeves

Reading:


Jan 30

Cerebellum
Sun Nee Tan & Dr. Martin Mckeown

Reading:


Feb 1

Oculomotor function
Dr. Miriam Spering

Reading:


Feb 3

Basal Ganglia
Sun Nee Tan

Reading:

Feb 6

Cortex
Matilde Balbi

CIHR Project approval due

Reading:

Feb 8

Clinical presentation of motor disorders
Dr. Silke Cresswell


Feb 10

Student presentations
Dr. Doris Doudet

Module 2 Critique Assignment Due

Reading:


Monday February 13: Family Day, No Class
Wednesday February 15: No Class



Feb 15

Clinical presentation of motor disorders
Dr. Silke Cresswell

Feb 17

Mid-term exam, modules 1-2

Conference Room 3402 AB, Centre for Brain Health
8:30am-11:30am

February 20-24: Mid-term Break, No Class

Mod 3: Learning and Memory ( Jeremy Seamans)

Feb 27

LTP, synaptic plasticity & memory II
Dr. Yu Tian Wang

Reading:

Collingridge (2003) Phil Trans R Soc Lond, 358, 635-641.
Morris (2003) Phil Trans R Soc Lond, 358, 643-647.
Lisman (2003) Phil Trans R Soc Lond, 358, 829-842.

Mar 1

LTP, synaptic plasticity & memory I
Dr. Jeremy Seamans

Reading:

McEachern & Shaw (1999) J Neurosci Res, 58, 42-61.
Yang et al (2009) Nature, 462, 920-924.
Harvey & Svoboda (2007) Nature, 450, 1195-1200.
Whitlock et al (2006) Science, 313, 1093-1097.
Nicoll (2017) Neuron, 93, 281-290.

Mar 3

Multiple memory systems
Dr. Stan Floresco

Reading:


Mar 6

Neurobiology of Dementia
Dr. Weihong Song

Reading:

Selkoe (2001) Physiol Rev, 81, 741-766.
Zhang et al (2000) Nat Cell Biol, 2, 463-46.
Takasugi et al (2003) Nature, 422, 438-441.

Mar 8

Model systems and memory
Dr. Cathy Rankin

Reading:

Dubnau et al (2003) J Neurobiol, 54, 238-253.
Giles & Rankin (2009) Neurobiol Learn Mem, 92, 139-146.
Glanzman (2006) The Biological Bulletin, 210, 271-279.

Mar 10

Neuroethics
Dr. Julie Robillard & Dr. Peter Reiner

Mar 13

Neural Coding during Learning and Reinforcement
Barak Caracheo

CIHR 1 page summary due

Reading:


Mar 15

Student presentations

Module 3 Critique Assignment due

Reading:


Mar 17

Statistics in Research
Dr. Robert Kay

Please come with questions.

Mod 4: Disorders of Cognition, Communication and Emotion (Victor Viau)

Mar 20

Neuroendocrinology & Stress
Dr. Victor Viau

Reading:


Mar 22

Astrocytes, Gap Junctions and Neurological Disorders
Dr. Christian Naus & Dr. Moises Freitas-Andrade

Reading:

Takeuchi and Suzumura (2014) Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 8, 1-12.

Mar 24

Neurobiology of Addiction
Dr. Stan Floresco

Reading:

Robinson & Berridge (2001) Addiction, 96(1), 103-114.
Everitt & Wolf (2002) The Journal of neuroscience, 22(9), 3312-3320.

Mar 27

Cortico-Hippocampal Contributions to Memory
Dr. Jason Snyder

Reading:


Mar 29

Neuroplasticity, Hormones and Depression
Dr. Liisa Galea

Reading:

Mar 31

Frontal lobe and Executive Function
Dr. Adele Diamond

Reading:


Apr 3

Neurobiology of Schizophrenia
Dr. William Honer

Module 4 Critique Assignment Due

Meyer-Lindenberg (2010) Nature, 465, 194-202..


Apr 5

Student Presentations
Dr. Victor Viau


Apr 7

CIHR Grant Assignment due

12:00pm at Graduate Program for Neuroscience office, Centre for Brain Health 3rd Floor


Apr 10

Final exam, modules 3-4

Conference Room 3402, Centre for Brain Health
TBA

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