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Introduction to Neuroscience

How does the brain control movement?

A Course for High School Students

Beginning in February 2020, the Burke Neurological Institute, in White Plains, is offering an Introduction to Neuroscience course for interested local High School students. We envision this course as an ideal introduction to neuroscience for highly motivated students interested in advancing their knowledge and understanding of the mammalian nervous system. This twice weekly evening course will provide a foundation to the study of the mammalian nervous system, with an emphasis on the structure and function of the systems that control movement, sensory processing, and learning and memory. Moreover, we believe that this course can provide a unique gateway into potential research opportunities both at Burke Neurological Institute and other institutions, and has the potential to improve a student’s preparation for college-level science curriculum.

February 4, 2020 — April 2, 2020 (No classes on February 18 and 20)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm 

Tuition: $500 

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of NYS Regents Living Environment

Register Online

Winter/Spring 2020 Syllabus

Introduction to Neuroscience

  • February 4, 2020 
    What is Neuroscience?
  • February 8, 2020 
    Basic Neuroanatomy
  • February 11, 2020 
    Imaging in the Nervous System
  • February 13, 2020 
    Neurogenesis and Migration
  • February 18, 2020
    no class
  • February 20, 2020
    no class
  • February 25, 2020
    Axon Pathfinding and Synapses
  • February 28, 2020
    Membrane and Action Potentials
  • March 3, 2020
    Neurotransmitter Systems
  • March 5, 2020
    Motor Systems
  • March 10, 2020
    Vision
  • March 12, 2020
    Sensory Systems
  • March 17, 2020
    Learning, Memory, and Plasticity
  • March 19, 2020
    Behavior
  • March 24, 2020
    Traumatic Injury
  • March 26, 2020
    Neurodegenerative Disease
  • March 31, 2020
    Neurotechnology and AI
  • April 2, 2020
    Neurorehabilitation