Undergraduate Neuroscience Courses

Courses

Introductory
Foundational
Advanced Neuro
Tutorials
Electives
Grad 200 Level
MBB Track
MBB Junior Seminars
MBB Electives
Comp Neuro Track
Comp Neuro Track
Independent Research
NEURO 91 AND 99
Study Abroad Courses
Study Abroad Courses
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  • Introductory Courses

    USUALLY TAKEN SOPHOMORE YEAR

    Neuro 80 (formerly MCB 80) fulfills the required introductory neuroscience course requirement.

    Fall

    Neuro 80: Neurobiology of Behavior

    An introduction to the ways in which the brain controls mental activities – Dr. Lichtman & Dr. Murthy, Q Report

    Fall

    Neuro 80: Neurobiology of Behavior

    An introduction to the ways in which the brain controls mental activities – Dr. Lichtman & Dr. Murthy, Q Report

  • Foundation Courses

    USUALLY TAKEN SOPHOMORE OR JUNIOR YEAR

    Any one of the following courses fulfills the Neuroscience ‘Foundational’ course requirement for the ‘Neurobiology’ and ‘MBB’ tracks (‘Computational Neuroscience students must take Neuro 105, 115, or 120).. Additional courses from this category can be used to fulfill the ‘Advanced Neuroscience Elective’ courses requirement.

    Fall

    Neuro 120: Introductory Computational Neuroscience 

    This course introduces students to abstract models of what and how neurons compute and concrete analyses of real neurons in action. Topics include network models of sensory processing and memory, and techniques to compare these models with real experimental data. This course will emphasize students’ contributions and classroom interactions. Programming projects will be a significant aspect of the course, so programming experience (Python, Matlab) is recommended. Familiarity—but not expertise—with linear algebra and differential equations will be assumed. – Dr. Blum, Q report

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    • Spiking
    • Analysis
    • Vision
    • Plasticity
    • Memory
    • Learning
    • Programming
    • Quantitative
    Spring

    Neuro 57: Animal Behavior

    A study of the diverse mental activities and nervous systems shaped by evolution – Dr. Pierce and Dr. Olveczky, Q Report

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    • Evolution
    • Sensory Systems
    • Motor Systems
    • Learning
    • Motivation
    • Decision Making
    • Sexual Selection

    Neuro 105: Systems Neuroscience

    A study of how neural circuitry underlies animal behavior and how neural activity shapes connections during learning and memory – Dr. Engert, Q Report

    Read more

    • Plasticity
    • Learning
    • Sensory Systems
    • Navigation
    • Cognition
    • Quantitative
    • Programming

    Neuro 115: Cellular Basis of Neuronal Function

    Biophysical and cell biological approaches to excitability, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. This course includes hands-on component for students to learn patch clamp and extracellular recording techniques. – Drs. Draft and Quast, Q Report

    Read more

    • Spiking
    • Synaptic Transmission
    • Plasticity
    • Neuromodulation
    • Quantitative
    • Laboratory

    Neuro 125: Molecular Basis of Behavior

    How genes and molecules affect behaviors will be investigated through key examples of mammalian behaviors – Dr. Dulac, Q Report

    Read more

    • Sensory Systems
    • Sleep
    • Hunger
    • Love
    • Aggression
    • Disorders
    Fall
    Spring

    Neuro 120: Introductory Computational Neuroscience 

    This course introduces students to abstract models of what and how neurons compute and concrete analyses of real neurons in action. Topics include network models of sensory processing and memory, and techniques to compare these models with real experimental data. This course will emphasize students’ contributions and classroom interactions. Programming projects will be a significant aspect of the course, so programming experience (Python, Matlab) is recommended. Familiarity—but not expertise—with linear algebra and differential equations will be assumed. – Dr. Blum, Q report

    Read more

    • Spiking
    • Analysis
    • Vision
    • Plasticity
    • Memory
    • Learning
    • Programming
    • Quantitative

    Neuro 57: Animal Behavior

    A study of the diverse mental activities and nervous systems shaped by evolution – Dr. Pierce and Dr. Olveczky, Q Report

    Read more

    • Evolution
    • Sensory Systems
    • Motor Systems
    • Learning
    • Motivation
    • Decision Making
    • Sexual Selection

    Neuro 105: Systems Neuroscience

    A study of how neural circuitry underlies animal behavior and how neural activity shapes connections during learning and memory – Dr. Engert, Q Report

    Read more

    • Plasticity
    • Learning
    • Sensory Systems
    • Navigation
    • Cognition
    • Quantitative
    • Programming

    Neuro 115: Cellular Basis of Neuronal Function

    Biophysical and cell biological approaches to excitability, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. This course includes hands-on component for students to learn patch clamp and extracellular recording techniques. – Drs. Draft and Quast, Q Report

    Read more

    • Spiking
    • Synaptic Transmission
    • Plasticity
    • Neuromodulation
    • Quantitative
    • Laboratory

    Neuro 125: Molecular Basis of Behavior

    How genes and molecules affect behaviors will be investigated through key examples of mammalian behaviors – Dr. Dulac, Q Report

    Read more

    • Sensory Systems
    • Sleep
    • Hunger
    • Love
    • Aggression
    • Disorders
  • Tutorials

    YEAR LONG, USUALLY TAKEN JUNIOR YEAR

    All tutorials are half courses (4 credits) that meet throughout the year and cannot be divided with credit. Only one tutorial may count toward concentration requirements (as an advanced neuroscience course).

    These courses are recommended for juniors and capped at 12 students. They provide an opportunity to learn from a professional neuroscientist over an entire year, to explore important research topics that are not covered in depth in other courses, and to become comfortable reading primary scientific literature and analyzing scientific data.

    We are offering 4 tutorials this year. You can and should shop multiple tutorials. To enroll in a tutorial:

    • Step 1 (Recommended). Come to the Tutorial Fair to meet all the tutors and collect syllabi: September 4th, 4:30-5:30 PM in Bauer Cafe.
    • Step 2. (Required) Enter your preferences online by Monday 9/10 10:00 PM :
      • >80% of students get their first choice. Enter 2-4 preferences to ensure you get a spot.
      • I will run the sectioning algorithm at 10:01 PM and email you with your approved class.
    • Step 3. Add the Fall component (A) of your approved tutorial (eg, Neuro 101BA) to your Crimson Cart. If you are approved for the class, you will be given permission to enroll.
    FALL/SPRING FULL YEAR
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    Neuro 101E (formerly Neuro 106): Human Cognition: Reading and Writing the Neural Code – Dr. Patel, Q Report

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    Neuro 101F (formerly Neuro 111): The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory – Dr. Joseph Zak, Q report

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    Neuro 101G: Sex and the Brain – Dr. Tari Tan, Q report

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    Neuro 101L: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Its Role in Mental Health (New Course) – Dr. Ed Pace-Schott

    FALL/SPRING FULL YEAR
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    Neuro 101E (formerly Neuro 106): Human Cognition: Reading and Writing the Neural Code – Dr. Patel, Q Report

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    Neuro 101F (formerly Neuro 111): The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory – Dr. Joseph Zak, Q report

    Professor picture

    Neuro 101G: Sex and the Brain – Dr. Tari Tan, Q report

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    Neuro 101L: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Its Role in Mental Health (New Course) – Dr. Ed Pace-Schott

  • Electives
    FALL

    Biomedical Engineering 110: Physiological Systems Analysis
    – Dr. Smith, Q Report

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    MCB 129: The Brain: Development, Plasticity, and Decline. Learning how the neural circuitry of the brain develops, displays plasticity in maturity and declines in function with aging. – Dr. Kunes, Q Report

    Read more

    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging

    Neuro 120: Introductory Computational Neuroscience 

    This course introduces students to abstract models of what and how neurons compute and concrete analyses of real neurons in action. Topics include network models of sensory processing and memory, and techniques to compare these models with real experimental data. This course will emphasize students’ contributions and classroom interactions. Programming projects will be a significant aspect of the course, so programming experience (Python, Matlab) is recommended. Familiarity—but not expertise—with linear algebra and differential equations will be assumed. – Dr. Blum, Q report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    Neuro 130: Visual object Recognition – Computational Models and Neurophysiological Mechanisms – Dr. Kreiman, Q Report

    Read more

    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    Neuro 141/Physics 141: The Physics of Sensory Systems in Biology – Dr. Samuel, Q Report

    Read more

    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    [Neuro 148/MCB 148: The Neurobiology of Pain] – This course will explore the neurobiological systems and mechanisms underlying both acute and chronic pain.- Dr. Draft  Q Report not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Disease & Therapeutics

    OEB 145: Genes and Behavior – genetic influence and control of behaviors in both invertebrates and vertebrate animals – Dr. Zhang, Q Report

    Read more

    • Genetics

    Psychology 1201: Your Brain on Drugs: Psychopharmacology – Dr. Lukas, Q Report

    • Cognitive Science
    • Disease & Therapeutics

    Psychology 1304: Brain Damage as a Window into the Mind: Cognitive Neuropsychology – Dr. Caramazza, Q Report

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    [Psychology 1451: Debugging the brain: Computational Approaches to Mental Dysfunction] – This course examines recent work applying computational models to mental disorders. – Dr. Gershman, Q Report not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science
    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    SCRB 180: Repair and Regeneration in the Mammalian Brain – Dr. Macklis, Q Report

    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging
    • Disease & Therapeutics

    [SCRB 182: Got Brain? Evolution’s Role in Generating and Regenerating the Brain] – Dr. Arlotta, Q Report not offered ‘18-19

    Read more

    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging
    • Disease & Therapeutics
    • Laboratory & Research

    LS 100: Experimental Research in the Life Sciences: dynamic project-based research course

    Note: Students must must enroll in one of the Neuroscience projects – Dr. Viel, Q Report

    Read more

    • Laboratory & Research
    SPRING

    Biomedical Engineering 130: Neural Control of Movement – Dr. Smith, Q Report

    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    MCB 145: Neurobiology of Perception and Decision Making – neural circuits underlying perception and behavior – Dr. Uchida, Q Report 

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems

    MCB 146: Experience-based Brain Development – this course integrates molecular & cell biology with systems neuroscience to explore mechanisms underlying critical periods in development – Dr. Hensch, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging

    MCB 186: Circadian Biology – Sleep and Circadian Clocks: from Biology to Public Health – Dr. Czeisler, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems

    Neuro/MCB 105: Systems Neuroscience – a study of how neural circuitry underlies animal behavior and how neural activity shapes connections during learning and memory – Dr. Engert, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    Neuro 115: Cellular Basis of Neuronal Function – Biophysical and cell biological approaches to excitability, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. This course includes hands-on component for students to learn patch clamp and extracellular recording techniques. – Drs. Draft and Quast, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience
    • Laboratory Research

    Neuro 125: Molecular Basis of Behavior – How genes and molecules affect behaviors will be investigated through key examples of mammalian behaviors – Dr. Dulac, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging

    Neuro/MCB 131: Computational Neuroscience – Dr. Sompolinsky, Q Report  

    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    Neuro 140: Biological and Artificial Intelligence – Dr. Kreiman (New Course)

    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    Neuro/MCB 143: Neurobiology of vision and blindness – development/circuity of the visual system and potential treatments for blindness – Dr. Sanes (New Course)

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Development
    • Disease and Therapeutics

    Neuro/MCB 170: Brain Invaders: Building and Breaking Barriers in the Nervous System – Dr. Magnotti, Q Report

    Read more

    • Disease and Therapeutics

    [Psychology 1202: Modern Neuroanatomy] – Dr. Buckner, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    [Psychology 1251: Circuits and Symptoms] – Dr. Buckholtz, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    [Psychology 1303: The Human Brain Then and Now] – Dr. Buckner, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    Psychology 1401: Computational Cognitive Neuroscience – teaching students how to simulate brain function with computer programs. Special emphasis will be placed on processes like learning, memory, attention, decision-making, and object perception. – Dr. Gershman, Q Report

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science
    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    [Psychology 1430: Human Memory and Amnesia] – current data and theory concerning human memory and amnesia from cognitive, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological perspectives – Dr. Schacter, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    LS 100: Experimental Research in the Life Sciences: dynamic project-based research course

    Note: Students must must enroll in one of the Neuroscience projects – Dr. Viel, Q Report

    Read more

    • Laboratory & Research
    FALL
    SPRING

    Biomedical Engineering 110: Physiological Systems Analysis
    – Dr. Smith, Q Report

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    Biomedical Engineering 130: Neural Control of Movement – Dr. Smith, Q Report

    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    MCB 129: The Brain: Development, Plasticity, and Decline. Learning how the neural circuitry of the brain develops, displays plasticity in maturity and declines in function with aging. – Dr. Kunes, Q Report

    Read more

    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging

    MCB 145: Neurobiology of Perception and Decision Making – neural circuits underlying perception and behavior – Dr. Uchida, Q Report 

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems

    Neuro 120: Introductory Computational Neuroscience 

    This course introduces students to abstract models of what and how neurons compute and concrete analyses of real neurons in action. Topics include network models of sensory processing and memory, and techniques to compare these models with real experimental data. This course will emphasize students’ contributions and classroom interactions. Programming projects will be a significant aspect of the course, so programming experience (Python, Matlab) is recommended. Familiarity—but not expertise—with linear algebra and differential equations will be assumed. – Dr. Blum, Q report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    MCB 146: Experience-based Brain Development – this course integrates molecular & cell biology with systems neuroscience to explore mechanisms underlying critical periods in development – Dr. Hensch, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging

    Neuro 130: Visual object Recognition – Computational Models and Neurophysiological Mechanisms – Dr. Kreiman, Q Report

    Read more

    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    MCB 186: Circadian Biology – Sleep and Circadian Clocks: from Biology to Public Health – Dr. Czeisler, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems

    Neuro 141/Physics 141: The Physics of Sensory Systems in Biology – Dr. Samuel, Q Report

    Read more

    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    Neuro/MCB 105: Systems Neuroscience – a study of how neural circuitry underlies animal behavior and how neural activity shapes connections during learning and memory – Dr. Engert, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    [Neuro 148/MCB 148: The Neurobiology of Pain] – This course will explore the neurobiological systems and mechanisms underlying both acute and chronic pain.- Dr. Draft  Q Report not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Disease & Therapeutics

    Neuro 115: Cellular Basis of Neuronal Function – Biophysical and cell biological approaches to excitability, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. This course includes hands-on component for students to learn patch clamp and extracellular recording techniques. – Drs. Draft and Quast, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience
    • Laboratory Research

    OEB 145: Genes and Behavior – genetic influence and control of behaviors in both invertebrates and vertebrate animals – Dr. Zhang, Q Report

    Read more

    • Genetics

    Neuro 125: Molecular Basis of Behavior – How genes and molecules affect behaviors will be investigated through key examples of mammalian behaviors – Dr. Dulac, Q Report

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging

    Psychology 1201: Your Brain on Drugs: Psychopharmacology – Dr. Lukas, Q Report

    • Cognitive Science
    • Disease & Therapeutics

    Neuro/MCB 131: Computational Neuroscience – Dr. Sompolinsky, Q Report  

    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    Psychology 1304: Brain Damage as a Window into the Mind: Cognitive Neuropsychology – Dr. Caramazza, Q Report

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    Neuro 140: Biological and Artificial Intelligence – Dr. Kreiman (New Course)

    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    [Psychology 1451: Debugging the brain: Computational Approaches to Mental Dysfunction] – This course examines recent work applying computational models to mental disorders. – Dr. Gershman, Q Report not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science
    • Computational & Quantitative Neurobiology

    Neuro/MCB 143: Neurobiology of vision and blindness – development/circuity of the visual system and potential treatments for blindness – Dr. Sanes (New Course)

    Read more

    • Circuits & Systems
    • Development
    • Disease and Therapeutics

    SCRB 180: Repair and Regeneration in the Mammalian Brain – Dr. Macklis, Q Report

    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging
    • Disease & Therapeutics

    Neuro/MCB 170: Brain Invaders: Building and Breaking Barriers in the Nervous System – Dr. Magnotti, Q Report

    Read more

    • Disease and Therapeutics

    [SCRB 182: Got Brain? Evolution’s Role in Generating and Regenerating the Brain] – Dr. Arlotta, Q Report not offered ‘18-19

    Read more

    • Development
    • Plasticity & Aging
    • Disease & Therapeutics
    • Laboratory & Research

    [Psychology 1202: Modern Neuroanatomy] – Dr. Buckner, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    LS 100: Experimental Research in the Life Sciences: dynamic project-based research course

    Note: Students must must enroll in one of the Neuroscience projects – Dr. Viel, Q Report

    Read more

    • Laboratory & Research

    [Psychology 1251: Circuits and Symptoms] – Dr. Buckholtz, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    [Psychology 1303: The Human Brain Then and Now] – Dr. Buckner, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    Psychology 1401: Computational Cognitive Neuroscience – teaching students how to simulate brain function with computer programs. Special emphasis will be placed on processes like learning, memory, attention, decision-making, and object perception. – Dr. Gershman, Q Report

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science
    • Computational & Quantitative Neuroscience

    [Psychology 1430: Human Memory and Amnesia] – current data and theory concerning human memory and amnesia from cognitive, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological perspectives – Dr. Schacter, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Read more

    • Cognitive Science

    LS 100: Experimental Research in the Life Sciences: dynamic project-based research course

    Note: Students must must enroll in one of the Neuroscience projects – Dr. Viel, Q Report

    Read more

    • Laboratory & Research
  • Grad 200 Level

    † Courses taught at Harvard Medical School (HMS, Longwood Campus)

    FALL

    Neurobiology 215A†: Cellular Neurophysiology – Dr. Goodrich et al, Q Report

    SPRING

    BCMP 213: Behavioral Pharmacology – Drs. Bergman & Paronis, Q Report] – not offered 2018-19

    [Computer Science 280r: Advanced Topics in artificial Intelligence] – Dr. Grosz, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    [Engineering Sciences 226r: Topics in neural engineering: Learning and memory] – Dr. Smith, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Neurobiology 209†: Neurobiology of Disease
    – Dr. Kravitz, Q Report

    This course covers a major disease or disorder of the nervous system each week, including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, Mood and Autism Spectrum disorder and others. The course is taught at the Harvard Medical School on Monday (6-8:30 PM) and Wednesday (7-9:30 PM) evenings. The Monday sessions involve patient presentations and “core” lectures describing clinical progression, pathology, and basic science underlying a major disease or disorder. On Wednesdays, students present material from original literature sources, and there is general discussion. The course is for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and MD and MD/PhD students. The recommended prerequisite are: Introductory neurobiology, biochemistry, and genetics/molecular biology. The course is given in alternate years and is listed at the Medical School as NB 713.0. The first meeting is on January 22 in Goldenson 122 at the Medical Quadrangle on Longwood Avenue (M2 shuttle bus from Quincy Street near Lamont Library—Harvard id gets you on the bus)

    SHBT 205†: Audition: Neural Mechanisms, Perception, and Cognition – Drs. Polley, Delgutte, Brown, & McDermott, Q Report

    FALL
    SPRING

    Neurobiology 215A†: Cellular Neurophysiology – Dr. Goodrich et al, Q Report

    BCMP 213: Behavioral Pharmacology – Drs. Bergman & Paronis, Q Report] – not offered 2018-19

    [Computer Science 280r: Advanced Topics in artificial Intelligence] – Dr. Grosz, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    [Engineering Sciences 226r: Topics in neural engineering: Learning and memory] – Dr. Smith, Q Report – not offered 2018-19

    Neurobiology 209†: Neurobiology of Disease
    – Dr. Kravitz, Q Report

    This course covers a major disease or disorder of the nervous system each week, including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, Mood and Autism Spectrum disorder and others. The course is taught at the Harvard Medical School on Monday (6-8:30 PM) and Wednesday (7-9:30 PM) evenings. The Monday sessions involve patient presentations and “core” lectures describing clinical progression, pathology, and basic science underlying a major disease or disorder. On Wednesdays, students present material from original literature sources, and there is general discussion. The course is for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and MD and MD/PhD students. The recommended prerequisite are: Introductory neurobiology, biochemistry, and genetics/molecular biology. The course is given in alternate years and is listed at the Medical School as NB 713.0. The first meeting is on January 22 in Goldenson 122 at the Medical Quadrangle on Longwood Avenue (M2 shuttle bus from Quincy Street near Lamont Library—Harvard id gets you on the bus)

    SHBT 205†: Audition: Neural Mechanisms, Perception, and Cognition – Drs. Polley, Delgutte, Brown, & McDermott, Q Report

  • Study Abroad Courses

    There are many ways to study Neuro abroad. Please talk to Ryan or Laura to get started planning. We regularly have students study both during the term and in the summer all over the world.

    • For term time programs, visit the OIE.
    • For summer school programs, we give credit for the following:

    Trento, Italy (1 MBB course)

    Oxford, England (1 Intermediate Biology course)

    Tokyo or Yokohama, Japan (1 Advanced Neuro course)

    Many students also create their own summer neuroscience program through grants from OCS (including non-credit internships, like the Weissman Fellowship). Check out more here! 

  • MBB Junior Seminars

    Note: all MBB 980 courses in the catalog count for the MBB seminar requirement.

    FALL

    MBB 980F: Creativity Research: Eccentrics, Geniuses, and Harvard Students – Dr. Carson, Q Report

    MBB 980L: Dopamine – Dr. Caine, Q Report

    MBB 980N: Neuroaesthetics – Dr. Etcoff, Q Report

    MBB 980P: The Role of Music in Health and Education – Dr. Wong, Q report

    MBB 980Q: Of Mice and Microbes: How Microbes Shape Animal Behavior – Dr. Baker, Q report

    MBB 980U: The Biological and Social Embedding of Early Life Stress (New Course) – Drs. Jensen and Nelson

    SPRING

    MBB 980B: Exploring Addiction – Drs. Heyman and Harris, Q Report

    MBB 980H: What Disease Teaches about Cognition – Drs. Milberg & Alexander, Q Report

    MBB 980K: Fighting Cancer with the Mind – Dr.Jacobs, Q Report

    MBB 980M: Functional Neuroimaging of Neuropsychiatric Disease – Dr. Silbersweig, Q Report

    MBB 980OR: Pyschopaths and Psychopathy: Psychological, Neuroscientific, Legal, and Policy Issues (New Course), Dr. Fersch

    MBB 980S: Cognitive Neuroscience of Meditation (New Course) – Dr. Lazar

    FALL
    SPRING

    MBB 980F: Creativity Research: Eccentrics, Geniuses, and Harvard Students – Dr. Carson, Q Report

    MBB 980B: Exploring Addiction – Drs. Heyman and Harris, Q Report

    MBB 980L: Dopamine – Dr. Caine, Q Report

    MBB 980H: What Disease Teaches about Cognition – Drs. Milberg & Alexander, Q Report

    MBB 980N: Neuroaesthetics – Dr. Etcoff, Q Report

    MBB 980K: Fighting Cancer with the Mind – Dr.Jacobs, Q Report

    MBB 980P: The Role of Music in Health and Education – Dr. Wong, Q report

    MBB 980M: Functional Neuroimaging of Neuropsychiatric Disease – Dr. Silbersweig, Q Report

    MBB 980Q: Of Mice and Microbes: How Microbes Shape Animal Behavior – Dr. Baker, Q report

    MBB 980OR: Pyschopaths and Psychopathy: Psychological, Neuroscientific, Legal, and Policy Issues (New Course), Dr. Fersch

    MBB 980U: The Biological and Social Embedding of Early Life Stress (New Course) – Drs. Jensen and Nelson

    MBB 980S: Cognitive Neuroscience of Meditation (New Course) – Dr. Lazar

  • Comp Neuro Track

    The following list of classes count as modeling/analysis electives for students on the Computational Neuroscience Track. Additional courses may be petitioned for approval.

    [Stat 108: Computing Software] – not offered 2018-19
    Stat 111: Theoretical Inference
    Stat 121: Data Science
    Stat 131: Time Series
    Stat 139: Linear Models
    Stat 149: Generalized Linear Models
    Stat 171: Stochastic Processes
    Stat 220: Bayesian Data Analysis

    ENG-SCI/APM 115: Mathematical Modeling
    ENG-SCI/APM 121: Intro to Optimization
    ENG-SCI 155: Biological Signal Processing
    [ENG-SCI/APM 158: Feedback Control of Dynamical Systems] – not offered 2018-19

    MCB 111: Mathematics in Biology
    MCB 112: Biological Data Analysis
    MCB 198: Advanced Math Techniques for Modern Biology
    MCB 199: Statistical Thermodynamics and Quantitative Biology

    APMTH 50: Intro to Applied Mathematics
    APMTH 104: Series Expansions and Complex Analysis
    APMTH 105: Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
    APMTH 107: Graph Theory and Combinatorics
    APMTH 108: Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
    [APMTH 111: Intro Scientific Computing] – not offered 2018-19
    APMTH 120: Applied Linear Algebra and Big Data
    APMTH 231: Decision Theory

    [CS 108: Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges] – not offered 2018-19
    CS 109: Intro to Data Science
    CS 121: Intro to Theory of Computation
    CS 124: Data Structures and Algorithms
    [CS 125: Algorithms and Complexity] – not offered 2018-19
    CS 143: Computer Networks
    CS 181: Machine Learning
    CS 182: Artificial Intelligence

  • Neuro 91 and 99

    Neuro 91. Laboratory Research
    Ryan W. Draft and Members of the Department

    This course is taken twice to obtain credit for independent laboratory research during the 6th, 7th, or 8th semester. Research work should be directed by a member of the Neuroscience concentration standing committee or an appropriate Harvard affiliated faculty member in another department or institution. All students must submit registration materials for Neuro 91 at the time of enrollment.

    Neuro 91 Registration Form – To be completed by registration deadline to enroll in Neuro 91.

    Neuro 99. Honors Thesis Tutorial
    Ryan W. Draft and Members of the Department

    For students writing a thesis in Neuroscience. This course is ordinarily taken in the last semester of enrollment. The Head Tutor must approve a thesis proposal prior to enrolling in Neuro 99.

    Neuro 99 Registration and Senior Abstract Form (serves as either form)  – To be completed by the registration deadline to enroll in Neuro 99 and/or submit your senior thesis abstract at the beginning of your 8th (final) semester. 

    Final written report instructions/forms for 91 students and thesis writers (see accordion below):
    ** Email the report to 1) your PI and 2) James Poolner (jp@mcb.harvard.edu) by the listed deadline **

    Potential Thesis Writer Enrolled in 91 or 99

    Non-Thesis Writer Enrolled in 91 or 99

    JUNIOR SPRING (6th semester)

    Neuro 91 Final Report
    Due: Wed, May 2, 5 PM

    SENIOR YEAR (7th and 8th semester)

    See Thesis Guidelines
    Fall: Intro Rough Draft. Fri, Dec 7, 5 PM

    Spring: Final Thesis. Fri, March 15, 5 PM

    Neuro 91 Final Report

    Fall: Weds, Dec 6, 5 PM

    Spring: Weds, May 2, 5 PM

    JUNIOR SPRING (6th semester)
    SENIOR YEAR (7th and 8th semester)

    Potential Thesis Writer Enrolled in 91 or 99

    See Thesis Guidelines
    Fall: Intro Rough Draft. Fri, Dec 7, 5 PM

    Spring: Final Thesis. Fri, March 15, 5 PM

    Non-Thesis Writer Enrolled in 91 or 99

    Neuro 91 Final Report
    Due: Wed, May 2, 5 PM

    Neuro 91 Final Report

    Fall: Weds, Dec 6, 5 PM

    Spring: Weds, May 2, 5 PM