This course is designed to be an introduction to systems neuroscience. Students are expected to develop an appreciation for modern hypotheses of brain function and of the problems that contemporary systems neuroscience seeks to address. They will also become conversant in the scientific techniques that facilitate our understanding of brain function.
The course will be structured around historical and active controversies in systems neuroscience. Students will be expected to understand the foundational material and its relationship to the controversies discussed. Additionally, students should understand the methodology and data behind each competing theory.