Course Descriptions

Neuroscience Boot Camp – Virtual Class for Summer 2022

The Neuroscience Boot Camp aims to engage students in college-level introductory neuroscience topics, such as neurons and neurotransmission; brain anatomy; learning, memory, and plasticity; sensory systems; motor systems; and neurological diseases. The format includes lecture and discussion, hands-on science, and some homework. Courses will be taught by Georgia State University faculty members, post-doctoral research associates, and graduate or undergraduate student teaching assistants. This is a great opportunity to learn neuroscience from experts in the field and to network with like-minded peers.

Participants receive online access to GSU’s iCollege classroom, e-textbook, certificate, and neuroscience-related mementos.

The class runs Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Some of each day will be synchronous with the instructors and other participants, and other parts of the day will be asynchronous, at participants’ own pace.

2022 Tuition: $500

Advanced Topics in Neuroscience: Neurological Disorders – Virtual Class for Summer 2022

This advanced topics course examines neurological disorders, which are diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and/or peripheral nerves. Given that the nervous system controls other bodily organs, the effects of neurological disorders are often severe and sometimes devastating. We will explore mental and mood disorders (e.g. addiction, depression), movement disorders (e.g. dystonia, tremor, chorea), sensory system dysfunction (e.g. deafness, sensory processing disorder, chronic pain, phantom limb syndrome), neurodegenerative conditions (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s diseases), developmental disruptions (neural tube defects, microcephaly, autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome), and more. In each case, symptoms, prevalence, etiology, treatment, and research models will be introduced using case studies, and research reports. This is a great opportunity to refine your interests in neuroscience and meet some local experts in clinical neuroscience. 

Participants receive online access to GSU’s iCollege classroom, e-textbook, certificate, and neuroscience-related mementos.

While helpful to have already taken the Neuroscience Boot Camp, it is not required.

The class runs Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Some of each day will be synchronous with the instructors and other participants, and other parts of the day will be asynchronous, at participants’ own pace.

2022 Tuition: $500

À la carte Day-by-Topic Option for Returning Students only

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2022 Tuition: $75 per day

New! Human Brain Imaging: Methods and Applications – Virtual Class with In-Person Field Trip

Have you seen the human brain at work?  With brain imaging techniques like MRI, we can peer inside the brain and watch it function. This Neuroscience School short course on human brain imaging reviews human brain anatomy; introduces brain imaging hardware, software, and data; and offers a tour of a brain imaging center (for students in the Atlanta region). Then the course explores ways that scientists use imaging to record brain activation during reading and to study what might be different in reading disorders. The course closes with a day devoted to understanding how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to analyze brain imaging data.

This class sponsored by TReNDS runs Monday through Thursday, times tbd. A virtual component will be available for the in-person field trip to tour an Atlanta-area brain imaging center.

2022 Tuition: $360

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