Catalogue 2016 - 2017

NSCI 405 Seminar in Neuroscience


4 cr.


NSCI 267 and PSY 309.

Course Description

This capstone seminar will cover current approaches and techniques in the field of neuroscience. Guest speakers and Western New England faculty in neuroscience and related areas will present their research. In this course, students critically review the relevant literature, develop skills in oral presentation of scientific data and analysis of experimental results, and interact with faculty members working in fields associated with the topics discussed. The role of the instructor is to provide perspectives or guide the discussions, but the emphasis is on efforts by the students. The students are expected to critically read the designated papers and sufficient other references to place the paper in context, then clearly and critically present its results and conclusions and lead a round-table discussion with the other students.