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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

Fall 2022

September 20, 2022 — November 10, 2022

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

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

Deadline for registration and scholarship applications: End of Day on September 9, 2022


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

Fall 2022 Syllabus

Introduction to Neuroscience