Behavioral Neuroscience

  • GMS BN 775: Human Neuropsychology I
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    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 attention, cerebral dominance, pathologies of language, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD and Parkinson's Disease. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS BN 776: Human Neuropsychology II
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course focuses on the relationship of the field of neuropsychology to other medical and scientific disciplines. Includes neuropsychological and pathological aspects of neurological disease. Topics include dementing diseases, memory, epilepsy, child development, neurotoxicant exposures, and brain stimulation treatments. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS BN 778: Basic Neurosciences Survey
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Fall Semester: Overview includes neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, neurobehavior, and neuropsychopharmacology and behavioral genetics, successful aging, dementia. 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, neuroimaging, and effects of alcohol and marijuana on the brain. This course is the same as GMS BN 779 (2 cr, 1 semester). May not be taken concurrently with GMS BN 779. 4 cr, Fall & Spring sem. (2 sem. course)
  • GMS BN 779: Beginning Basic Neurosciences
    Fall Semester: Overview includes neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, neurobehavior, neuropsychopharmacology, and behavioral genetics, successful aging, dementia. 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 schizophrenia, neurotoxicology, electrophysiology, neuroimaging, and the affects of alcohol and marijuana on the brain. This course is the same as GMS BN 778 (4 cr across 2 semesters). May not be taken concurrently with GMS BN 778. 2 cr, Fall and/oror Spring sem. Students may take either or both semesters. The Fall semester is not a pre-requisite to the Spring semester.
  • GMS BN 780: Behavioral and Biological Aspects of Stress and Trauma
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    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, Spring semester.
  • GMS BN 782: Forensic Practice in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience
    Graduate Prerequisites: Human Neuropsychology course or some other introduction to the study of brain-behavior relations; consent of instructor
    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.
  • GMS BN 791: Directed Studies in Behavioral Neuroscience
    Var cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS BN 792: Directed Studies in Behavioral Neuroscience
    Var cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS BN 794: Brain Asymmetry: Functional and Structural Differences Between Hemispheres
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    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.
  • GMS BN 795: Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Perception
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    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 or Spring sem. on demand.
  • GMS BN 796: Neuropsychological Assessment I
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Overview of neuropsychological tests used for cognitive assessment in clinical and research settings. Focus is on determining appropriate outcome measures to quantify brain behavior relationships. Students will learn the Boston Process Approach for qualitative measurements and standardized assessment procedures of quantitative measurements in the differential diagnosis and symptomatology of neurological and neuropsychiatric syndromes. The course prepares students to design neuropsychological assessment batteries for research studies. Students work with the instructor to develop a research protocol for neurological populations of interest to the student. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS BN 797: Neuropsychological Assessment II
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Continuation of GMS BN 796 Neuropsychological Assessment I. 4 cr, on demand.
  • GMS BN 798: Functional Neuroanatomy in Neuropsychology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course has been designed to provide students with a foundational and comprehensive review of the structures and functions of the human nervous system, as well as an introduction to neuropathology and the sequelae associated with congenital and acquired disorders of the central nervous system. Appropriate for students enrolled in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, rehabilitation (e.g., speech pathology, PT, OT), medical sciences, and psychology masters and doctoral programs.
  • GMS BN 821: Seminar in Neuroimaging
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    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, Spring sem..
  • GMS BN 822: Neuroimg Lang
  • GMS BN 891: Case Studies - Neurobehavioral Consequences of Neurological Disease
    2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS BN 892: Case Studies
    2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS BN 893: Child Clinical Neuropsychology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    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, Fall or Spring sem, on demand.
  • GMS BN 991: Research in Behavioral Neuroscience
    Var cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS BN 992: Research in Behavioral Neuroscience
    Var cr, Spring sem.