This is a lecture and laboratory course that provides instruction on various approaches used in the field of Systems/Behavioural Neuroscience. Behavioural techniques, pharmacological and neurological manipulations, perfusions, and the preparation of scientific papers will be covered. An experiment examining the validity of a pharmacological model of psychological disease (e.g., addiction or schizophrenia) will be conducted, and will serve to teach students about animal research ethics, experimental design, data analysis and scientific communication of research outcomes.
Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op program in Neuroscience Systems/Behavioural stream.
Students enrolled in the Major program in Neuroscience will be admitted as space permits.