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BMI 821: Neuroscience for Brain-Mind Research

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Lynwood G. Clemens, PhD
Professor Zoology and Neuroscience
Department of Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 USA

A 3-week onsite course, with optional distance learning for the later two weeks
July 16 - August 3, 2012
9:00am-10:30am, 10:45am-12:15pm: lectures in Room 281 Chemistry Building

Course Description

Through lectures, discussions, and tutorials this course will allow you to explore how the mammalian nervous system functions. It will examine the basic properties of the cells that make up the nervous system and how their unique properties allow them to provide the organism with a way of sensing its environment, analyzing that information and then make a decision about how to react. Understanding these basic properties will benefit you by providing insight into many common experiences like vision, taste, pain, stress, fear, love, affection and social bonding, as well as the underlying causes of a variety of nervous system disorders such as multiple schlerosis, Alzheimer’s, post traumatic stress syndrome and Parkinson’s disease.

Course syllabus and text b00k.

Short Bio

Professor Lynwood G. Clemens has published widely in the area of neuroendocrine aspects of brain function and behavior. During his research career, spanning more than 40 years, he mentored dozens of young scientists while maintaining an active research laboratory supported by grants from the NIH and NSF. Professor Clemens was a student of Frank A. Beach, one of the founders of the field of behavioral neuroendocrinology. Dr. Clemens early efforts in this area led to the organization of the current Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. In recent years he has become deeply involved in developing more effective methods for teaching neurobiology and in 2009, in recognition of the broad scope of his work, he was awarded the Daniel S. Lehman Lifetime Achievement Award in Behavioral Endocrinology.