ZOOLOGY 402 • NEUROBIOLOGY • FALL 2004
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:20 - 11:40 am • Berkey Hall room 213


Professor: Heather Eisthen TA: Julie Ziobro
Office: 342A Natural Sciences Building Office: 342 Natural Sciences Building
Phone / Voicemail: 353-1953 Phone: 432-2614
Email: eisthen@msu.edu Email: ziobroju@msu.edu

Office hours: Mondays 11 am - noon and by appt.

Office Hours: Wednesdays 10 am - noon



Schedule of Events
(revised 4 October 2004)

Date Topic Chapter and pages HW due

         

Aug 31

Introduction to the course

1, all

   
         
  1. CELL BIOLOGY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM      
Sept 2 Cell and molecular biology of the nervous system 2, pp. 17-42    
Sept 7 Structure of the nervous system 3, pp. 51-80

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Sept 9 Neuronal membrane and equilibrium potential 4, all


 
Sept 14 Action potentials 5, all 2  
Sept 16 Synaptic transmission 6, all    
Sept 21 Neurotransmitter release 7, pp. 157-64 and 170-80 3  
Sept 23 Integration of synaptic action

8, pp. 185-97

   

Sept 28

Catch-up and review   4  

Sept 30

FIRST EXAM

     
         
  2. SENSORY AND MOTOR SYSTEMS      
Oct 5 Motor systems 10, pp. 244-9; 16, pp. 383-8; 17, pp.401-2; 18, all    
Oct 7 Somatosensory and taste systems 14, pp. 333-48; 13, all    
Oct 12 Olfactory, vomeronasal, and trigeminal systems 13, all 5  
Oct 14 Vision 11, pp. 253-65 and 278-85    
Oct 19 Vision and infrared 11, pp. 265-78; 21, pp. 487-93 6  
Oct 21 Hearing 12, all    
Oct 26 Hearing and vestibular 14, pp. 348-54; 19, pp. 443-52; 20, pp. 463-71 7  
Oct 28 Compare and contrast sensory systems 9, all; 10, pp. 233-43    
Nov 2 Catch-up and review   8  

Nov 4

SECOND EXAM

     
         
  3. PLASTICITY AND INTEGRATION      
Nov 9 Learning and memory I 24, all    
Nov 11 Learning and memory II 8, pp. 197-204; 24, all    
Nov 16 Parkinson's disease 18, pp.436-7 9  
Nov 18 Pattern generation and sensorimotor integration 16, pp. 388-94; 17, pp. 402-9; 19, pp. 457-61    
Nov 23 Development of the nervous system; Evolution I 3, pp. 64-8; Zigmond, ch 50    
Nov 25 NO CLASS: Thanksgiving      
Nov 30 Evolution of the nervous system II Zigmond, ch. 50 10  
Dec 2 Cellular basis of development and evolution 22, all    
Dec 7 Hormones and behavior 25, pp. 581-2 and 592-603 11  
Dec 9 Catch-up and review      
Dec 17

FINAL EXAM, 10:00 am to noon

   


PLEASE NOTE

If you are going to miss an exam you must get permission from me (Heather) first, or you will not be given a make-up.

The last day to drop the course without it appearing on your transcript is October 19th.

You will not be allowed to take the final exam early unless you have two other exams scheduled the same day.


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