This course will introduce you to major fields and concepts central to modern Neuroscience.

Program Information:

Dates: July 6-16, 2021
Duration: 9 days
Meetings: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:20 PM
Cost: $1,500/student
Audience: This course will interest students curious about a career in the neurosciences or how the nervous system works and how neuroscientists study the brain.
Method of Instruction: Live on Zoom
To Enroll: Trinity Pre-College Programs Enrollment Form

Program Description:

Games, videos, presentations, and readings will be used to promote discussions of topics including neuroanatomy and physiology, consciousness, memory and Intelligence, Neurological disorders, language, and creativity.  Online quizzes and brief writing assignments will be used to evaluate understanding of the material.  Trinity was one of the first Liberal arts colleges to establish a degree program in Neuroscience which is now approaching it’s 30th year.  Neuroscience Professors at Trinity Hold appointments in Biology, Psychology, Philosophy, Engineering, Chemistry, and Neuroscience.

Topics to be covered may include:

  1. Introduction, Basic Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology – How the nervous system works.
  2. Pathology – Diseases of the nervous system
  3. Consciousness – What is it?
  4. Artificial Intelligence – Brain based computing
  5. Genetic engineering and the nervous system
  6. Dementia and Alzheimers
  7. Memory and Intelligence
  8. Creativity
  9. “madness”
  10. Brain Death
  11. Animal Intelligence
  12. Language and Communication
  13. Pharmaceuticals/Neurochemistry

Overarching Goals:

  • Understand the broad range of scientific disciplines that contribute to neuroscience.
  • Understand some of the basic neuroanatomical and neurophysiological facts about how the nervous system works.
  • Understand the basic background behind some of the most important challenges in modern neuroscience.

Meet the Professor:

Chris Swart
Principal Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator in Neuroscience