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Introduction to Neuroscience

How does the brain control movement?

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.

Dates & Details

Winter 2022

February 1, 2022 — March 31, 2022 (no classes the week of March 21) 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm 

Deadline for applications: January 18, 2022


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

High school students may attend classes either in-person or remotely by online webinars. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person participation.


Tuition: $500

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. To submit your essay look for a link to the scholarship form in your registration confirmation email.

Fall 2021 Syllabus

Introduction to Neuroscience