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Introduction to Neuroscience

Introduction to Neuroscience

A Course for High School Students

The Introduction to Neuroscience course is an ideal introduction to neuroscience for highly motivated high school students interested in advancing their knowledge and understanding of the mammalian nervous system. This twice weekly evening online 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 the Burke Neurological Institute and other institutions and has the potential to improve a student’s preparation for college-level science curriculum.

Participating students will gain an understanding of:

  • How the brain controls movement.
  • How the nervous system is organized.
  • What happens after stroke.
  • How can the nervous system be repaired.
  • What happens in Alzheimer’s disease.

Dates & Details

Winter 2024

February 6 - March 28, 2024

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
To be held remotely through online webinars 

Deadline for registration: February 2, 2024

Deadline for scholarship applications: January 25, 2024


Pre-requisite or equivalent: Successful completion of NYS Regents Living Environment or equivalent Biology class


Tuition: $500

Register Online

Registration for this session is currently closed.  We will be holding the next session sometime in September, so check back.

We offer scholarships for a tuition waiver. To apply for a scholarship, registering for the course, without payment. Then compose a 500 word essay describing why you are requesting a tuition waiver to participate in the Introduction to Neuroscience course. Please be explicit as to your financial need.

To submit your essay look for a link to the scholarship form in your registration confirmation email. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder.

Winter 2024 Syllabus

Introduction to Neuroscience