Neuroscience and Psychology Research

How do scientists study brains, behavior, emotions, and learning? This course is an introduction to how neuroscientists gather data and learn about brain functioning, brain disorders, learning and behavior. Students spend 15-20 hours each week in a Harvard laboratory, working side by side with research scientists. In addition, the class meets weekly to explore matters of interest to researchers in biological science, neuroscience, psychology, and medicine, including topics such as ways of communicating scientific findings, research ethics and human subjects’ protection, and in the funding of scientific research. Students read literature specific to their lab experience as well as more general material on research methods and design. A final paper and a poster presentation will enable students to communicate their findings to other students in the course. Participating laboratories conduct…


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