Motion Analysis Laboratory: Courses

Amy J. Bastian, Ph.D., PT - Course Master

Current Issues in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience ME440.813

Semester: Spring

The primate brain is an information processing system without parallel. It excels at recognizing objects and substances, reconstructing space, analyzing sound environments, controlling complex behaviors, and storing a lifetime's worth of events and experiences. The neural mechanisms underlying these abilities are studied by a large community of systems and cognitive neuroscientists. This research has generated a rapidly evolving field of high-profile discoveries and lively debates between competing laboratories. Our course aims to convey a clear sense of this field by focusing on current experimental and conceptual controversies regarding organization and function in the primate nervous system. Each week will focus on a different topic represented by two or more recent papers (selected by an instructor) reflecting opposing points of view. Students will present the papers informally and direct a debate over the relative merits of the conflicting viewpoints. The semester-long course will be divided into 3-4 week sections covering visual, auditory, somatosensory, motor, and computational neuroscience. There will be one 2-hour debate each week, and participation in the 1-hour Systems Journal Club (Readings in Systems Neuroscience, ME440.810) will also be required.

Amy J. Bastian, Ph.D., PT - Lecturer

Neurosciences A (medical students)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Neuroscience Dept.

Semester: Spring

Amy J. Bastian, Ph.D., PT - Lecturer

Neuroscience and Cognition II

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Neuroscience Dept.

Semester: Spring

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