Behavioral Neuroscience

Human Neuropsychology I

GMS BN 775 (4 credits)

This course focuses on the relationship of the field of neuropsychology to other medical and scientific disciplines. Includes neuropsychological assessment, electrical activity of the brain, the study of consciousness and emotions, cerebral dominance, pathologies of language, and traumatic brain injuries. 4 cr, Fall sem.

2016FALLGMSBN775 A1, Sep 8th to Dec 15th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 4:00 pm 6:50 pm

Human Neuropsychology II

GMS BN 776 (4 credits)

This course focuses on the relationship of the field of neuropsychology to other medical and scientific disciplines. Includes psychiatric aspects of neurological disease and the pathologies of memory, intelligence, perception, motor function, and PTSD. 4 cr, Spring sem.

Basic Neurosciences

GMS BN 777 (3 credits)

Fall Semester: Overview includes neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neurobehavior, and neuropsychopharmacology. Processes occurring at the cellular and physiological levels are related to known central nervous system dysfunction. Spring Semester: Review of brain function and selected topics such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, neurotoxicology, aphasia, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging. This course is the same as GMS BN 778 (4 cr) and GMS BN 779 (2 cr), providing students with 32.5 hours of required course time. May not be taken concurrently with GMS BN 778 or 779. 3 cr, Fall or Spring sem.

2016FALLGMSBN777 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 2:00 pm 4:20 pm L 301

Basic Neurosciences Survey

GMS BN 778 (4 credits)

Fall Semester: Overview includes neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neurobehavior, and neuropsychopharmacology. Processes occurring at the cellular and physiological levels are related to known central nervous system dysfunction. Spring Semester: Review of brain function and selected topics such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, neurotoxicology, aphasia, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging. This course is the same as GMS BN 777 (3 cr) and GMS BN 779 (2 cr), providing students with 50 hours of required course time. May not be taken concurrently with GMS BN 777 or 779. 4 cr, Fall & Spring sem. (2 sem. course)

2016FALLGMSBN778 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 2:00 pm 4:20 pm L 301

Beginning Basic Neurosciences

GMS BN 779 (2 credits)

Fall Semester: Overview includes neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neurobehavior, and neuropsychopharmacology. Processes occurring at the cellular and physiological levels are related to known central nervous system dysfunction. Spring Semester: Review of brain function and selected topics such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, neurotoxicology, aphasia, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging. This course is the same as GMS BN 777 (3 cr) and GMS BN 778 (4 cr), providing students with 25 hours of required course time. May not be taken concurrently with GMS BN 777 or 778. 2 cr, Fall or Spring sem.

2016FALLGMSBN779 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 14th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 2:00 pm 4:20 pm L 301

Behavioral and Biological Aspects of Stress and Trauma

GMS BN 780 (2 credits)

This course provides an overview of theory and research on stress and trauma, with attention to biological, psychological, and social factors. Special emphasis placed on gender issues, developmental factors, psychopathology, and physical health. 2 cr, on demand.

Forensic Practice in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience

GMS BN 782 (4 credits)

This course is taught by neuroscientists, physicians, lawyers, and judges. Topics cover the growing role of psychology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, and behavioral neurology in the law and judicial proceedings. Examples are: malingering; competency to stand trial, testify, and be executed; sociopathy; insanity defense; criminal culpability in children; autism; and biological bases and treatment of violence. 4 cr, *not offered in 2015-16.

Directed Studies in Behavioral Neuroscience

GMS BN 791 (Var credits)

Var cr, Fall sem.

2016FALLGMSBN791 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

Directed Studies in Behavioral Neuroscience

GMS BN 792 (Var credits)

Var cr, Spring sem.

Brain Asymmetry: Functional and Structural Differences Between Hemispheres

GMS BN 794 (4 credits)

The distinctive roles of the left and right hemispheres are reviewed; first by examining alterations in language and nonverbal behavior under conditions of brain damage; and second, by examining techniques used to investigate functional asymmetry in the normally intact brain. 2 cr, Spring sem.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Perception

GMS BN 795 (4 credits)

The study of normal and abnormal perception and memory is related to brain structure and function. This seminar covers theoretical and clinical issues about how abilities change in normal and abnormal (e.g., Alzheimer's disease) conditions, using a variety of methods. 4 cr, Fall sem. on demand.

2016FALLGMSBN795 A1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
M 8:00 am 9:00 am
M 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Neuropsychological Assessment I

GMS BN 796 (4 credits)

Overview of structure and function of the central nervous system. Emphasis on quantitative and qualitative analysis of standardized and experimental tests of cognitive functions useful in differential diagnosis of neurological syndromes with an emphasis on the Boston Process Approach to neuropsychological evaluation. 4 cr, Fall or Spring sem.

2016FALLGMSBN796 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 10:00 am 12:00 pm ARR

Functional Neuroanatomy in Neuropsychology

GMS BN 798 (4 credits)

Overview of central nervous system, structure and function; basic understanding of neurobehavioral symptoms and their relationship to neuropathology, neuroepidemiology, including vascular infections, and congenital, degenerative, and toxic insults to the central nervous system, and will include laboratory examination of a specimen of a human brain. Appropriate for psychologists, speech pathologists, or other students in the behavioral sciences. 4 cr, Fall sem.

2016FALLGMSBN798 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 1:00 pm 3:50 pm L 1008

Seminar in Neuroimaging

GMS BN 821 (2 credits)

Overview of neuroimaging techniques available as adjuncts to neuropsychological measures of human brain damage. Intended for students with limited background in the application of neuroimaging techniques for the study of neuropsychiatric illnesses. Techniques, including MRI, fMRI, DTI, MRS, PET and SPECT will be covered with relevance to selected neurobehavioral disorders. 2 cr, on demand.

Case Studies

GMS BN 891 (2 credits)

2 cr, Fall sem.

2016FALLGMSBN891 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
T 10:00 am 12:00 pm
2016FALLGMSBN891 B1, Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
R 9:00 am 11:00 am

Case Studies

GMS BN 892 (2 credits)

2 cr, Spring sem.

Child Clinical Neuropsychology

GMS BN 893 (4 credits)

Covers general theoretical issues (e.g., intrauterine and postnatal development of the brain, handedness and lateralization of function, and recovery of function and neurobehavioral plasticity); diagnostic entities (e.g., attention deficit disorder, effects of early brain damage, developmental language disorders, dyslexia, and effects of malnutrition); and assessment and treatment (development of attention, social, spatial abilities, and language). 4 cr, on demand.

2016FALLGMSBN893 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
W 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Research in Behavioral Neuroscience

GMS BN 991 (Var credits)

Var cr, Fall sem.

2016FALLGMSBN991 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Days Start End Type Bldg Room
ARR TBD TBD

Research in Behavioral Neuroscience

GMS BN 992 (Var credits)

Var cr, Spring sem.