Dr. Janelle LeBoutillier [email protected]
S557 - Wed 11 to 12 and 2:30 to 3:30
Online Atlas for lab
Midterm – 20% lab quiz -15% Non cumulative. Except for chapter 7 and the appendix which is
Final -35% lab test -30%
The final bell ringer is cumulative!
Her exams are SA, MCQ, labelling, definitions, matching
Her exams cover textbook and lectures!!!
- at the beginning of each lab, there will be a couple of practice trays set up so that you can
- 3 pins each tray and 1 minute for each tray.
The society for neuroscience began in the 1970s
Neuroscience is interdisciplinary
Why we can use animal models:
The nervous systems of different species evolved from common ancestors. Therefore they
may have common mechanisms BUT many behavioural traits are highly specialized for the
environment (niche) a species normally occupies.
Why use a sheep brain:
It is large, accessible, not human (ethical issues), many of the same structures, relatively
cheap compared to other brains.
Gross Features: The dorsal surface, the cerebellum, the brain stem: .
Pg 240 self quiz Try self quiz on the atlas Reductionist Approach:
There are several different levels of analysis that we can use:
Molecular Level (ex alter a certain gene)
Cellular Level (ex. How has a cell changed after the change in genes)
Systems Level (ex. how the systems are connected, like a visual system normally and when
something is altered)
Behavioural Level (ex. memory or learning- how they are affected)
Neurologist – M.D. trained to diagnose and treat diseases of the nervous system
Psychiatrist- M.D. diagnose and treat disord