• 10. Brain Made Simple: Neuroscience for 21st Century

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Preparation: high school background in either biology or chemistry. Not open for credit to students with credit for course M101A (or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M175A or Physiological Science M180A or Psychology M117A) or Physiological Science 111A or Psychology 115. General overview and introduction to most exciting and fundamental topics encompassing field of neuroscience. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • M101A. Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Cellular and Systems Neuroscience

    Units: 5

    (Same as Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M175A, Physiological Science M180A, and Psychology M117A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, 90 minutes. Requisites: Chemistry 14C or 30A (14C may be taken concurrently), Life Sciences 2 or 7C, Physics 1B or 1BH or 5C or 6B. Not open for credit to students with credit for Physiological Science 111A. For Neuroscience and Physiological Science majors, grade of C- or better is required to proceed to Neuroscience M101B or Physiological Science 111B. Cellular neurophysiology, membrane potential, action potentials, and synaptic transmission. Sensory systems and motor system; how assemblies of neurons process complex information and control movement. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101B. Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience

    Units: 5

    (Same as Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M175B, Physiological Science M180B, and Psychology M117B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, 90 minutes. Requisites: course M101A (or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M175A or Physiological Science M180A or Psychology M117A; Neuroscience majors must have grade of C- or better) or Physiological Science 111A or Psychology 115, Life Sciences 3 and 4 (4 may be taken concurrently), or 7C. Molecular biology of channels and receptors: focus on voltage dependent channels and neurotransmitter receptors. Molecular biology of supramolecular mechanisms: synaptic transmission, axonal transport, cytoskeleton, and muscle. Classical experiments and modern molecular approaches in developmental neurobiology. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101C. Neuroscience: From Molecules to Mind -- Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

    Units: 5

    (Same as Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M175C, Physiological Science M180C, and Psychology M117C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, 90 minutes. Requisite: course M101A (or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M175A or Physiological Science M180A or Psychology M117A; Neuroscience majors must have grade of C- or better) or Physiological Science 111A or Psychology 115. Neural mechanisms underlying motivation, learning, and cognition. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 101L. Neuroscience Laboratory

    Units: 4

    Lecture, two hours; laboratory, three hours. Requisites: courses M101A, M101B (M101B may be taken concurrently). Not open for credit to students with credit for Psychology 116. Introduction to laboratory methods in neuroscience. Laboratory exercises range from molecular and cell biological to behavioral. Hands-on experience with important methodology and experimental approaches in neuroscience. Letter grading.

  • 102. Introduction to Functional Anatomy of Central Nervous System

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: Life Sciences 2 or 7C. Corequisite: course M101A. Not open to freshmen. Overview of human nervous system; relation of behavior to higher cognitive function. Development of primate and human brain during past few million years; evolutionary aspects of neuroanatomical structures and effects of behavior and cultural attitudes of modern man. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M119L. Human Neuropsychology

    Units: 4

    (Same as Psychology M119L.) Lecture, three hours. Recommended requisites: courses M101A and M101C (or Psychology 115), Psychology 120A or 120B. Designed for juniors/seniors. Survey of experimental and clinical human neuropsychology; neural basis of higher cognitive functions. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M119N. Visual System

    Units: 4

    (Same as Psychology M119N.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course M101A or Physiological Science 111A or Psychology 115. Ability to image and analyze visual world is truly remarkable feat. Coverage of anatomy and physiology of visual processing from retina to visual cortex through lectures, extensive reading, and discussions. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CM123. Neurobiology of Sleep

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered M123.) (Same as Physiological Science CM123.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: courses M101A and M101B or Physiological Science 111A and 111B or consent of instructor. Detailed look into science of sleep. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of falling asleep, many discrete brain structures involved in control of sleep wakefulness, and homeostatic regulation of sleep. How our sleep needs shaped by our evolutionary history, age, and gender. Latest insights into question of function of sleep, critical role sleep plays in memory formation and, close association between sleep and metabolism. Sleep disorders are considered as they provide insights into mechanisms underlying sleep. For background on science of sleep and circadian rhythms, completion of Physiological Science C126 is highly recommended. Concurrently scheduled with course CM223. Letter grading.

  • M123. Neurobiology of Sleep

    Units: 4

    (Same as Physiological Science CM123.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: courses M101A and M101B or Physiological Science 111A and 111B or consent of instructor. Detailed look into science of sleep. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of falling asleep, many discrete brain structures involved in control of sleep wakefulness, and homeostatic regulation of sleep. How our sleep needs shaped by our evolutionary history, age, and gender. Latest insights into question of function of sleep, critical role sleep plays in memory formation and, close association between sleep and metabolism. Sleep disorders are considered as they provide insights into mechanisms underlying sleep. For background on science of sleep and circadian rhythms, completion of Physiological Science C126 is highly recommended. Letter grading.

  • M130. Biological Bases of Psychiatric Disorders

    Units: 4

    (Same as Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M181, Physiological Science M181, Psychiatry M181, and Psychology M117J.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course M101A (or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M175A or Physiological Science M180A or Psychology M117A) or Physiological Science 111A or Psychology 115. Underlying brain systems involved in psychiatric symptoms and neurological disorders, including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive/compulsive disorder. Provides basic understanding of brain dysfunctions that contribute to disorders and rationales for pharmacological treatments. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M145. Neural Mechanisms Controlling Movement

    Units: 5

    (Same as Physiological Science M145.) Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course M101A or Physiological Science 111A or M180A. Examination of central nervous system organization required for production of complex movements such as locomotion, mastication, and swallowing. Letter grading.

  • M161. Personal Brain Management

    Units: 4

    (Same as Psychiatry M182.) Seminar, four hours. Basic overview of brain function and consideration of some management methods that exist already, and what future may hold. New methods for predicting our own futures and modeling what if scenarios that might alter risks and benefits of different courses of action, based on individual genetic background and other elements of personal history and environmental exposures. Introduction to key principles from science of behavior change, illustrating how important health-related behavioral habits are and how difficult these can be to change and why. Coverage of series of topics that center on personal enhancement of well-being through consideration of stress management, long-term goal and value identification, mapping of long-term goals onto immediate actions, reinforcement learning, meditation, neurofeedback, and time management. Critical appraisal of tools to help students distinguish scientifically validated procedures. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.

  • M170. Music and Brain

    Units: 4

    (Same as Music Industry M103.) Seminar, three hours; outside study, nine hours. Multidisciplinary approach to understanding brain mechanisms mediating music perception, performance, and cognition. Students? natural interest in music serves as springboard for learning basic concepts about how brain works. Focus on specific themes such as harmony perception, rhythm perception, emotion and meaning in music, and creativity. Designed to help students understand methodologies currently used to investigate brain-behavior correlates. Broad understanding of research topics in cognitive neuroscience, one of three main subdisciplines of neuroscience; introduction to fundamental principles in neurophysiology, psychophysiology, and neuroanatomy, whose basics form foundation for brain imaging, forensic practice, social psychology research, and marketing research; and specific knowledge about brain mechanisms mediating music-related cognitive and emotional functions. Letter grading.

  • C172. Neuroimaging and Brain Mapping

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course M101A (or Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology M175A or Physiological Science M180A or Psychology M117A) or Physiological Science 111A or Psychology 115. Strongly recommended: course 102. Theory, methods, applications, assumptions, and limitations of neuroimaging. Techniques, biological questions, and results. Brain structure, brain function, and their relationship discussed with regard to imaging. Concurrently scheduled with course CM272. Letter grading.

  • C177. Drugs of Abuse: Translational Neurobiology

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course M101A. Course ranges from synapse to society. Provides intensive didactic on current neuroscientific basis for understanding substance abuse and blends that material with relevant topics such as epidemiology, co-occurring disorders, treatment options, prevention, and public policies, with emphasis on communication of course materials to general public. Concurrently scheduled with course C277. Letter grading.

  • 178. Human Electroencephalography and Evoked Potentials in Research and Clinical Diagnosis

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: course M101A. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 191A, seminar 1. Emphasis on human electroencephalogram (EEG) and various forms of sensory-evoked potentials. Introduction to number of experimental paradigms that allow for recording of different brain signals from brainstem to cortex. Letter grading.

  • 179. Clinical Neuroscience: New Concepts in Neurological Disorders

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course M101A. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 191A, seminar 2. Introduction to neurological diseases. Description of diseases from clinical perspective, description of disorder, dealing with clinical population, and discussion of treatments and underlying causes. Mechanisms and new treatments. Letter grading.

  • 180. Genetic, Molecular, and Genomic Approaches to Neural Development and Disease

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses M101A, M101B. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 191C, seminar 1. In-depth study of genetic, molecular, and genomic approaches to studying nervous system development and disease. Overview of current technologies used to generate mouse models for genetic and phenotypic analysis. Review of techniques for studying development and disease. Integrative genomic approaches for identifying and characterizing gene(s) involved in these processes. Emphasis on mouse models, but other model organisms considered as well. Letter grading.

  • 181. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: course M101A. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 191C, seminar 2. Cellular models of learning and memory. Genetic and molecular approaches to learning and memory. Learning and memory deficits in neurospsychiatric diseases. LTP and LTD models. Letter grading.

  • 182. Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: course M101A. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 191A, seminar 3. Pharmacology of stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and opioids. Discussion of how drugs interact with central nervous system and produce dependence, addiction, and chronic toxic affects. Letter grading.

  • 186. Neural Stem Cells: Biology, Diseases, and Therapies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, two and one half hours. Preparation: background in biology and biochemistry. Enforced requisites: courses M101A, M101B. Designed for third- and fourth-year Neuroscience majors. Comprehensive coverage of stem cells of nervous system during development and adulthood, involvement of stem cells in diseases (e.g., brain tumors, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's), and use of stem cells for therapy. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M187. Neurobiology of Bias and Discrimination

    Units: 4

    (Same as Physiological Science M106 and Psychology M166.) Seminar, three hours; discussion, one hour. Limited to junior/senior neuroscience, physiological science, and psychology students. Exploration of aspects of mammalian brain function that generate preference, bias, and discrimination. Consideration of research at multiple levels of analysis from genetics to neural circuits to behavior. Discussion of societal implications of these research findings, including their relevance to public policies and criminal justice system. Letter grading.

  • 188SA. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced corequisite: Honors Collegium 101E. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor to discuss selected USIE seminar topic, conduct preparatory research, and begin preparation of syllabus. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 188SB. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced requisite: course 188SA. Enforced corequisite: Honors Collegium 101E. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor to finalize course syllabus. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 188SC. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 2

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced requisite: course 188SB. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor while facilitating USIE 88S course. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 191A. Variable Topics Research Seminars: Neuroscience -- Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course M101A or Physiological Science 111A. Topics on one or more aspects of neuroscience. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be applied as elective only in specific area of group 2. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 191B. Variable Topics Research Seminars: Neuroscience -- Systems and Integrative Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course M101A or Physiological Science 111A. Topics on one or more aspects of neuroscience. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be applied as elective only in specific area of group 2. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 191C. Variable Topics Research Seminars: Neuroscience -- Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course M101B. Topics on one or more aspects of neuroscience. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be applied as elective only in specific area of group 2. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 191H. Honors Seminars: Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Preparation: one statistics course (Statistics 10 or equivalent). Limited to neuroscience honors program students. Instruction in principles of scientific method, ethics, and written and oral communication; critique of current journal articles and research projects. Presentation of individual research. May not be applied toward elective requirements for major. Must be taken during Winter Quarter of academic year that students enroll in courses 198A and 198B. Letter grading.

  • 192A. Practicum in Neuroanatomy for Undergraduate Assistants

    Units: 2

    Seminar, three hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisites: courses M101A and 102, with grades of A. Limited to senior Neuroscience majors. Training and supervised practicum in neuroanatomy for undergraduate assistants. Students assist faculty members and graduate teaching assistants in laboratory only. May not be applied toward elective requirements and may not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 192B. Project Brainstorm: Neuroscience K-12 Outreach

    Units: 4

    Seminar, one hour; fieldwork, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Course to be supervised by faculty and teaching assistant advisers. Project Brainstorm is K-12 science education outreach program of Brain Research Institute (BRI) and Neuroscience Ph.D. and undergraduate programs that stimulates interest in science for children and young adults in grades K-12 by providing hands-on learning experiences that emphasize function and importance of brain. Students expected to prepare age-appropriate lesson plans to be used in Project Brainstorm classroom visits. Students meet on regular basis with supervisors and provide periodic reports of their experience. May not be applied toward major requirements. May be repeated twice for credit. P/NP grading.

  • 192C. Drug Abuse and Society: Conveying Concepts to High School Students

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours (seven weeks); fieldwork, four hours (three weeks). Enforced requisites: courses M101A, C177. Limited to senior Neuroscience majors. Preparation of students to give accurate, knowledgeable, and age-appropriate lectures in area of drug abuse to students at local high schools. Designed as followup to course C177 where students learned didactic material on mechanisms of action and translational aspects of drugs of abuse. Students meet on regular basis with supervisors and provide periodic reports of their experience. May not be applied toward major requirements. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

  • 193. Journal Club Seminars: Current Research in Brain Development and Regeneration

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Requisite: course M101B. Limited to undergraduate students. Review and discussion of recent research papers that make potential breakthroughs in understanding of brain development and regeneration. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.

  • 198A. Honors Research in Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, 12 hours minimum. Requisites: courses 99, M101A. Limited to neuroscience honors program students. Directed independent research involving extensive reading and development of honors thesis or comprehensive project under direct supervision of faculty member. For departmental honors, students must also take course 191H. Maximum of 8 units of courses 198A, 198B, 199 may be applied toward major. Individual contract required. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 198B).

  • 198B. Honors Research in Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, 12 hours minimum in laboratory. Requisite: course 198A. Continued reading and research that culminate in honors thesis under direct supervision of faculty member. For departmental honors, students must also take course 191H. Maximum of 8 units of courses 198A, 198B, 199 may be applied toward major. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 199A. Directed Research in Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, 12 hours minimum. Enforced requisites: courses 99, M101A. Limited to junior/senior Neuroscience majors and minors with grades of B (3.0) or better. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. Maximum of 8 units of courses 198A, 198B, 199A, 199B may be applied toward major. Individual contract required. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 199B).

  • 199B. Directed Research in Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, 12 hours minimum. Enforced requisite: course 199A. Limited to junior/senior Neuroscience majors and minors with grades of B (3.0) or better. Continued supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. Maximum of 8 units of courses 198A, 198B, 199A, 199B may be applied toward major. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 199C. Continued Directed Research in Neuroscience

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, 12 hours minimum in laboratory. Enforced requisite: course 198B or 199B. Limited to junior/senior Neuroscience majors and minors with grades of B (3.0) or better. Continued reading and research that culminate in report under direct supervision of faculty mentor. May not be applied toward major. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. Letter grading.