Introduction to Neuroscience: Understanding the Brain

I. July 3–July 14, 2023
II. July 17–July 28, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 8:00–11:00 a.m. or 12:00-3:00 p.m. or 5:00–8:00 p.m.
to be announced

“I not only learned a lot about neuroscience and want to continue studying it, but also feel like the course was a great opportunity to work with people from all over the world and combine all of our ideas and opinions. ” – Anna E. | White Plains, New York

Course Description

This course is designed for students interested in the science of the brain, including its evolutionary origins, early development, and role in generating behavior. We explore theories of the brain as the seat of the self from ancient Greece to modern times, and investigate systems that make up the brain from the individual neuron to the entire central nervous system. We also look into how sensation, perception, and decision making work at the physiological level. The course blends historical trends in neuroscience with modern experiments and findings, and touches on major areas of research including animal studies, recording and imaging techniques, computational neuroscience, and neuropharmacology.

In-class small-group exercises, in addition to lectures, allow students to tangibly explore the ideas presented in class. Participants construct various models of the brain, critique professional neuroscientific papers as “peer-reviewers,” and visualize actual neural data with instructor guidance.

Registration Guidance & Call Number(s)

Please note, this course may have multiple classes being offered in a particular session. Students should only register for one class and with one call number.

To view detailed information on a particular offering, click on the call number to be directed to the Directory of Classes catalogue.

Session 1 Classes

  • NURO0101 (D01) | Call Number: 10530
  • NURO0101 (D02) | Call Number: 10531
  • NURO0101 (D03) | Call Number: 10532

Session 2 Classes

  • NURO0101 (D04) | Call Number: 10533
  • NURO0101 (D05) | Call Number: 10534
  • NURO0101 (D06) | Call Number: 10535

Further guidance on the registration process can be found here.


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Specific course details such as topics, activities, hours, and instructors are subject to change at the discretion of the University. Not all instructors listed for a course teach all sections of that course.