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上課時間

每週2節
每節3小時

課程摘要

9.011課程是一門初級課程,目的在於教導研一生建立與神經科學領域相關的各種主要原理和技術的綜合概念。課程一開始會先探討視覺、聽覺和運動系統,著重於某些特殊的訊息傳遞過程的共同點。我們在探討過程中所衍生出的種種原理會在日後的課程裡繼續進行討論,未來的課程裡我們會介紹神經科學領域中學習、記憶、睡眠和認知等研究的最新成果。

本課程每個單元都會有該領域的頂尖研究人員進行一系列概觀的課程教授,此外,也會對學生在進行專題研究報告時,適時地提供研究上的建議。透過完整地介紹本課程現階段強調嚴謹思考的訓練過程,我們的目的在於將學生培訓為一名訓練充分的神經科學家,以為他們在日後進行重大的科學貢獻前做好準備。

教學方式

上課時間的分配上,每節3小時的課裡,前2.5個小時會先進行講課,剩下15到30分鐘讓學生針對一份相關主題的研究論文進行討論。

每次上課所有學生都要繳交當天討論的論文的書面摘要,並有一位學生要針對該論文上臺報告。最好在上課前就先預習該論文並整理出摘要。

指定用書

Zigmond, Michael主編,《基礎神經科學(Fundamental Neuroscience)》第一版。美國學術出版社(Academic Press)於1999年發行初版。

每個老師還會從教科書中挑選一些期刊文章讓學生進行延伸閱讀,這些文章可以在麻省理工學院Schering-Plough圖書館找到。

評分方式

  • 期中考佔 - 40%
  • 期末考佔 - 40%
  • 課堂參與(包括個人上台報告表現和由其它同學報告時的表現)佔 - 20%

期中考

  • 考試時間三小時
  • 考試範圍涵蓋Graybiel和Schiller老師的教授內容




Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
3 hours / session

Course Overview

9.011 is an introductory course for first-year graduate students aimed at providing a synthetic overview of major principles and techniques associated with systems neuroscience. Lectures in the first part of the course explore the visual, auditory, and motor systems, emphasizing common themes while delineating specific information processing strategies. Principles derived while surveying these systems are applied to later lectures describing the most recent findings in learning, memory, sleep, and cognition.

Each module of the course involves a series of overview lectures by a leading researcher in the field, complemented by recitation opportunities on primary research papers for students. By offering a thorough introduction to the current status of the discipline while emphasizing critical thinking, 9.011 aims to prepare students for an exciting and rapid beginning to their contributions as neuroscientists.

Format

Class runs for 3 hours. The first 2.5 hours will be lecture, while during the last 15-30 minutes a student will lead a discussion on a related research paper.

Every class all students will be responsible for a written summary of that day's research paper, and one student will be responsible for offering a presentation to lead a discussion on that paper. The main work for the course consists of coming to class having done the reading and prepared the summary.

Reading

Zigmond, Michael, ed. Fundamental Neuroscience. 1st ed. Academic Press, 1999.

Each lecturer has also selected review readings and articles from the primary literature, which are available on reserve in MIT's Schering-Plough Library.

Grading

  • 40% - Midterm.
  • 40% - Final.
  • 20% - Participation (Including paper presentation and participation during others' presentations).

Midterm

  • Duration for midterm exam will be three hours.
  • It will cover material from the Graybiel and Schiller lectures.



 
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