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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.02 (Spring 2002) 
  • Course Title:
  • Brain Laboratory 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Martha Constantine-Paton
    Prof. Paul A. Garrity
    Prof. Morgan Hwa-Tze Sheng
  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.02 Brain Laboratory

    Spring 2002

    Course Highlights

    This course is an experimental course that shows students how to perform experiments on and with brain tissue. The site features a selection of labs along with associated study materials, and assignments tailored for upperclass undergraduates.

    Course Description

    Consists of a series of hands-on laboratories designed to give students experience with common techniques for conducting neuroscience research. Included are sessions on anatomical, ablation, neurophysiological, and computer modeling techniques, and ways these techniques are used to study brain function. Each session consists of a brief quiz on assigned readings that provide background to the lab, a lecture that expands on the readings, and that week's laboratory. Lab reports required. Students receive training in the art of scientific writing and oral presentation with feedback designed to improve writing and speaking skills. Assignments include two smaller lab reports, one major lab report with revision, and an oral report.


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