Middlebury

NSCI 0200

Pioneers of the Brain

Pioneers of the Brain
The field of neuroscience emerged from the collective efforts of anatomists, physiologists, chemists, and psychologists all striving to understand the immense complexity of the nervous system. In this course we will investigate a selection of pioneering researchers in the history of neuroscience, focusing especially from the mid-19th century to the present day. Utilizing a historical framework, we will examine their hypotheses, methodologies, conclusions, and how their work was received (or derided) by contemporaries. Topics will range from molecular mechanisms of neuronal function to animal behavior. (BIOL 0145 or PSYC 0105 or CHEM 0103, or equivalent; open to non-seniors only, others by approval) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Neuroscience
Department:
Prog in Neuroscience
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI

Sections

Spring 2022

NSCI0200A-S22 Lecture

Spring 2020

NSCI0200A-S20 Lecture (Cave)

Fall 2019

NSCI0200A-F19 Lecture (Cave)