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NRSC 501

Module One






Also see: Assinged Papers for Module 1 Critique, PDF file (2012).
 


Lecture Notes:

Jan. 5, 2014
8:30-9:30

Introduction to NRSC 501
Dr. Tim O'Conner
Principles of sensory coding
Dr. Nick Swindale

9:30-10:30

Photoreceptors & Phototransduction
Dr. Orson Moritz

 

 

Reading:

lecture notes, sensory principles
(2013)>

lecture notes, photoreceptors
 




Jan. 8, 2014
8:30-10:30

Retina
Dr. Nick Swindale

 

 

Reading:

lecture notes (2013)>




Jan. 10, 2014
8:30-10:30

Visual cortex
Dr. Nick Swindale

 

 

Reading:

Squire (2nd ed.), Chapter 27 with additional material in Chapters 21 (pp. 564-569) and 47;
Lecture Notes (2013)




Jan. 13, 2014
8:30-10:30

Audition
Dr. Navid Shanaz

 

 

Reading:

lecture notes (2012)




Jan. 15, 2014
8:30-10:30

Chemical Senses
Dr. Mike Gordon

 

 

Reading:

Su et al. Olfactory perception: receptors, cells, and circuits. Cell (2009) vol. 139 (1) pp. 45-59.

Demaria and Ngai. Review series: The cell biology of smell. The Journal of Cell Biology (2010) vol. 191 (3) pp. 443-452.

Wilson and Mainen. EARLY EVENTS IN OLFACTORY PROCESSING. Annu. Rev. Neurosci. (2006) vol. 29 (1) pp.163-201.

Bargmann. Comparative chemosensation from receptors to ecology. Nature (2006) vol. 444 (7117) pp. 295-301.

Stettler DD and Axel R. Representations of odor in the piriform cortex. Neuron (2009) Sept 24; 63(6):854-64.

Zhang et al. Coding of sweet, bitter, and umami tastes: different receptor cells sharing similar signaling pathways. Cell (2003) vol. 112 (3) pp. 293-301.

Mueller et al. The receptors and coding logic for bitter taste. Nature (2005) vol. 434 (7030) pp. 225-9.

Yarmolinsky et al. Common sense about taste: from mammals to insects. Cell (2009) vol. 139 (2) pp. 234-44.

Breslin and Spector. Mammalian taste perception. Curr Biol (2008) vol. 18 (4) pp. R148-55.

Chen et al. A gustotopic map of taste qualities in the mammalian brain. Science (2011) Sep 2;333(6047):1262-6.

lecture notes (2012)




Jan. 17
8:30-10:30

Pain I
Dr. Matt Ramer

 

 

Reading:

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2007.

Cell, Volume 137, Issue 6, 12 June 2009, Pages 1148-1159.

Neuron, Vol. 47, 787-793, September 15, 2005.

Nature. 2005 Dec 15;438(7070):1017-21.

Annu Rev Neurosci. 2006;29:507-38.

Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2010 Feb;34(2):148-59.




Jan. 20, 2014
8:30-10:30

Pain II
Dr. Matt Ramer

 

 

Reading:

 




Jan. 22
8:30-10:30

Student Presentations
Dr. Nick Swindale

 

 

Reading:

TBA




Jan. 24
8:30-10:30

Review of topics
Dr. Nick Swindale

 

 

Reading:

Review of all lectures from January 6 through 20. Students should come prepared with specific questions about the material covered during this time period.




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