Course Themes

Using electrophysiology techniques, we'll record neural activity from living organisms, including your own brain.

We'll explore the ways in which the organization of neural circuits underlies their function & ultimately behavior.

Neuroscience is getting bigger & more open. We'll take a look at a few open access datasets from mice & humans.

Experiments (in-person classes)

Extracellular recordings in the earthworm

Intracellular recordings in leech ganglia

Optogenetics & behavior in fruit flies

EEG & EMG recordings in humans

Adjustments for virtual classes

Yes, we sent students cockroaches.

Learn more here.

Still not sure if you should take BIPN 145?

Read the Course Philosophy or check out one of the following articles, which introduce some of the topics and types of data we'll encounter in the course: