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2018 Volume 16: Issue 3

2018 Volume 16: Issue 3

Articles


Cartoon Network Update: New features for exploring of neural circuits
By Calin-Jageman RJ

Open Source Software Tools for Teaching Neuroscience
By Latimer B, Bergin D, Guntu V, Schulz D & Nair S

Demystifying Graduate School:  Navigating a PhD in Neuroscience and Beyond
By McLoon LK & Redish AD

Recording EMG Signals on a Computer Sound Card
By Crisp KM

“Doing” the Reading: What Neuroscience Instructors Should Know about Reading Compliance and Comprehension in College
By Cressman J

Specific Aims Workshop: Your Grant in a Sound Bite
By Kozlowski DA & Rose JK
Supplementary Material

Demonstrating Connections Between Neuron Signaling and Behavior using C. elegans Learning Assays and Optogenetics in a Laboratory Class
By Rose JK

NeuroBytes Electronic Neuron Simulators and the 2017 FUN Summer Workshop
By Burdo JR

Using Online Images to Teach Quantitative Skills via Comparative Neuroanatomy:  Applying the Directives of Vision and Change
By Grisham W, Greta S, Burre A, Tomita W, Rostamian D, Schottler N & Krull JL
Supplementary Material #1
Supplementary Material #2

The New Blueprints: Undergraduate Neuroscience Education in the Twenty-First Century
By Wiertelak EP, Hardwick J, Kerchner M, Parfitt K & Ramirez JJ

A Discussion of Diversity and Inclusivity at the Institutional Level: The Need For a Strategic Plan
By Martinez Acosta VG & Favero CB

The Allen Brain Atlas as a Resource for Teaching Undergraduate Neuroscience
By Gilbert TL

Building an Inclusive Classroom
By Penner MR
Supplementary Material

Expanding Collaborations between the Neuroscience Training Committee of the Society for Neuroscience and the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
By Dunbar GL & Symonds L

Reducing the Cost of Electrophysiology in the Teaching Laboratory
By Wyttenbach RA, Johnson BR & Hoy RR

Muscle Spindles and Our Sense of Physical Self:  Kinesthetic Illusions of Limb Position and Posture
By Schiller B, Colgan W III, Calderon B & Johnson BR

Probing Synaptic Transmission and Behavior in Drosophila with Optogenetics: A Laboratory Exercise
By Vilinsky I, Hibbard KL, Johnson BR & Deitcher DL
Supplementary Material – Video

2018 Volume 16: Issue 2

2018 Volume 16: Issue 2

Editorials


FROM OUR CHIEF EDITOR:  Active Learning for Students and Faculty
By Johnson BR, Editor-in-Chief

PERSPECTIVE:  The New Statistics for Neuroscience Majors: Thinking in Effect Sizes
By Calin-Jageman RJ

OPINION:  Teaching Neuroanatomy Through a Historical Context
By Neuwirth LS, Dacius Jr. TF & Mukherji BR

Articles


Clinical Neuroscience in Practice:  An Experiential Learning Course for Undergraduates Offered by Neurosurgeons and Neuroscientists
By Simonds GR, Marvin EA, Apfel LS, Elias Z, Howes GA, Witcher MR, Weaver EN, Fraser JC, Synkowski JJ, Prickett JT, Rogers CM, Busch CM, Benko MJ, Sou N, Churning MJ, Summers DC & Sontheimer H

Using Blogs as Practice Writing About Original Neuroscience Papers Enhances Students’ Confidence in Their Critical Analysis of Research
By Spix TA & Brasier DJ
Supplementary Material    #1    #2    #3   #4    #5    #6    #7    #8

A Simple Method for Teaching Bayesian Hypothesis Testing in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences
By Faulkenberry TJ

The Design, Implementation, and Assessment of an Undergraduate Neurobiology Course using a Project-Based Approach
By Zwick M
Supplementary Material

A Low-Cost Morris Water Maze for Undergraduate Research: Construction and Demonstration in a Rat Model of Obesity-Induced Diabetes
By Gallivan LM & Schmitzer-Torbert N
Supplementary Material

Using Optogenetics to Understand Neuronal Mechanisms Underlying Behavior in C. elegans
By Pokala N & Glater EE
Supplementary Material

Partnerships in Neuroscience Research Between Small Colleges and Large Institutions: A Case Study
By McCoy JG, Yu HJ, Niznikiewicz M, McKenna JT & Strecker RE

The Olfactory Proboscis Extension Response in the Honey Bee:  A Laboratory Exercise in Classical Conditioning
By Van Nest BN
Supplementary Material     #1      #2

Aversive and Appetitive Learning in Drosophila Larvae: A Simple and Powerful Suite of Laboratory Modules for Classroom or Open-ended Research Projects
By Pavin A, Fain K, DeHart A & Sitaraman D
Supplementary Material

Using ImageJ to Assess Neurite Outgrowth in Mammalian Cell Cultures: Research Data Quantification Exercises in Undergraduate Neuroscience Lab
By Pemberton K, Mersman B, Xu F
Supplementary Material      #1      #2      #3      #4

2017, Volume 16: Issue 1

2017 Volume 16: Issue 1

Editorials


FROM OUR CHIEF EDITOR:  For the FUN of It
By Johnson BR, Editor-in-Chief

PERSPECTIVE:  After p Values: The New Statistics for Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
By Calin-Jageman RJ

PERSPECTIVE:  Devising a Method to Study if Wernicke’s Aphasia Patients are Aware that They Do Not Comprehend Language or Speak It Understandably
By Hartman K, Peluzzo A, Shadani S, Chellquist I, Weprin S, Hunt H, Smith-Benjamin S & Altschuler EL

WORKSHOP REPORT: The University of Ibadan/Grass Foundation Workshop in Neuroscience Teaching
By Dzakpasu R, Johnson BR & Olopade JO

Articles


An Interactive Simulation Program for Exploring Computational Models of Auto-Associative Memory
By Fink CG
Supplementary Material

Diversity of Graduates from Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree Neuroscience Programs in the United States
By Ramos RL, Alviña K, & Martinez LR

A Case Study in the Use of Primary Literature in the Context of Authentic Learning Pedagogy in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Classroom
By O’Keeffe GW & McCarthy MM

Measuring Salivary Alpha-Amylase in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Laboratory
By Bañuelos MS, Musleh A, & Olson LE

An Attitudinal Survey of Undergraduate Neuroscience Students Regarding Their Views on the Relevance of Lectures to their Education
By O’Keeffe GW, Sullivan AM & McCarthy MM

Using the Tools of Behavioral Neuroscience to Determine the Identity of Different Mouse Strains in a Laboratory Course
By Wotton JM & Ferragamo MJ

Cartoon Network: A Tool for Open-Ended Exploration of Neural Circuits
By Calin-Jageman RJ
Supplementary Material

“Brevity is the Soul of Wit”:  Use of a Stepwise Project to Teach Concise Scientific Writing
By Cyr NE
Supplementary Material

Using Action-Mapping to Design a Non-Majors Neuroeconomics Course to Teach First-Year Collegiate Skills
By Franssen CL, Lowry GS & Franssen RA
Supplementary Material

Characterizing the Undergraduate Neuroscience Major in the U. S.: An Examination of Course Requirements and Institution-Program Associations
By Pinard-Welyczko KM, Garrison ACS, Ramos RL & Carter BS
Supplementary Material #1: Complete Data Set for Institutions with Neuroscience Majors
Supplementary Material #2: Institutions without Undergraduate Neuroscience Majors
Supplementary Material #3: List of Institutions with Neuroscience-related Majors by Different Names
Supplementary Material #4: Heatmap of Correlations between all 30 Collected Variables

Teaching with Big Data: Report from the 2016 Society for Neuroscience Teaching Workshop
By Grisham W, Brumberg JC, Gilbert T, Lanyon L, Williams RW & Olivo R

Integrating Brain Science into Health Studies: An Interdisciplinary Course in Contemplative Neuroscience and Yoga
By Wolfe U & Moran A
Supplementary Material

Learning Experimental Design through Targeted Student-Centric Journal Club with Screencasting
By Carter BS, Hamilton DE & Thompson RC
Supplementary Material 1
Supplementary Material 2
Supplementary Material 3

Interviewing Neuroscientists for an Undergraduate Honors Project
By Montiel C & Meitzen J
Supplementary Material 1
Supplementary Material 2
Supplementary Material 3

Front and Back Flipping for Neurobiology!  Developing a Hybrid Upper-Division Lab Course
By White AO, Javier LK, Goldberg NR, Boucquey V, Overman J, Ochaba J, Marsh S, Huffmanb D & Nicholas A

An Integrative Approach to STEM Concepts in an Introductory Neuroscience Course: Gains in Interdisciplinary Awareness
By Basu AC, Mondoux MA, Whitt JL, Isaacs AK & Narita T
Supplementary Material 1
Supplementary Material 2

2017 Volume 15: Issue 2

2017 Volume 15: Issue 2

Editorials


FROM OUR CHIEF EDITOR:  Teach Local, Think Global: Best Practices in Neuroscience Education Without Big Budgets
By Johnson BR, Editor-in-Chief

OPINION: 25 Years of FUN!
By Ramirez JJ

OPINION: A Guide for Undergraduates to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
By José-Edwards DS, Johnson NX, Jimenez J, Courtney Y, Khoussine JO, & Herzog ED

OPINION:  The Benefits of a Real-Time Web-Based Response System for Enhancing Engaged Learning in Classrooms and Public Science Events
By Sarvary MA & Gifford KM

Articles


Neurogaming Technology Meets Neuroscience Education: A Cost-Effective, Scalable, and Highly Portable Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory for Neuroscience
By de Wit B, Badcock NA, Grootswagers T, Hardwick K, Teichmann L, Wehrman J, Williams M, & Kaplan DM
Supplementary Material

A Protocol Demonstrating 60 Different Drosophila Behaviors in One Assay
By McKellar CE & Wyttenbach RA
Supplement 1, Handout       Supplement 2, Phenotypes       Fly Behavior Video List

An Algebra-Based Introductory Computational Neuroscience Course with Lab
By Fink CG

Recognition Without Words:  Using Taste to Explore Survival Processing
By Hallock HL, Garman HD, Cook SP, & Gallagher SP

Don’t Believe the Gripe!  Increasing Course Structure in a Large Non-majors Neuroscience Course
By Nagel A & Nicholas A

Redesigning a Neuroscience Laboratory Course for Multiple Sections: An Action Research Project to Engage Students
By Tu H-W & Jones BD
Supplementary Material

A Rat Model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Series of Undergraduate Laboratory Exercises for Biopsychology Courses
By Kehrberg AMH, Parrish JN, & Eby SA

The Use of Modular, Electronic Neuron Simulators for Neural Circuit Construction Produces Learning Gains in an Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology Course
By Petto A, Fredin Z, & Burdo J
Supplementary Material

A Critical Thinking Activity on Drug Tolerance for Undergraduate Neuroscience Courses
By Cammack KM
Supplementary Material

Grasshopper DCMD:  An Undergraduate Electrophysiology Lab for Investigating Single-Unit Responses to Behaviorally-Relevant Stimuli
By Nguyen DMT, Roper M, Mircic S, Olberg RM, Gage GJ

Media Reviews


2016 Volume 15: Issue 1

2016 Volume 15 : Issue 1

Articles


Undergraduate Neuroscience Education in the U.S.: Quantitative Comparisons of Programs and Graduates in the Broader Context of Undergraduate Life Sciences Education
By RL Ramos, AW Esposito, S O’Malley, PT Smith, & W Grisham                               Supplementary Material

A Model for Teaching Advanced Neuroscience Methods:  A Student-Run Seminar to Increase Practical Understanding and Confidence
By TM Harrison, CRK Ching, & AM Andrews

Simulated in vivo Electrophysiology Experiments Provide Previously Inaccessible Insights into Visual Physiology
By M Quiroga & NSC Price

The Influence of Assay Design, Blinding, and Gymnema sylvestre on Sucrose Detection by Humans
By MG Aleman,  LJ Marconi, NH Nguyen, JM Park, MM Patino, Y Wang, CS Watkins, & C Shelley                      Supplementary Material

An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise that Demonstrates the Difference Between Peripherally and Centrally Mediated Measures
By S Lowe, A Tommerdahl, R Lensch, E Francisco, J Holden, & M Tommerdahl

Are Electrode Caps Worth the Investment?  An Evaluation of EEG Methods in Undergraduate Neuroscience Laboratory Courses and Research
By SM Shields, CE Morse, ED Applebaugh, TL Muntz, & DF Nichols                     Supplementary Material

Use of Structural Assessment of Knowledge for Outcomes Assessment in the Neuroscience Classroom
By JL Stevenson, S Shah, & JP Bish                             Supplementary Material

An Inquiry-Based Approach to Study the Synapse:  Student-Driven Experiments Using C. elegans
By ML Lemons

The Miracle Fruit: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise in Taste Sensation and Perception
By O Lipatova & MM Campolattaro                       Supplementary Material

The Establishment of an On-Campus Neurotraining Center at a Small University:  Internship Experience Using Neuropsychological Techniques
By EJ Schicatano & R Bohlander

Using a Pop-Science Book to Teach Introductory Neuroscience: Advantages for Science Majors and Non-Science Majors Alike
By LE Been, PG Mermelstein & RL Meisel           Supplementary Material #1       Supplementary Material #2

From Botox to Behavior: Neuroscience for Non-scientists at Emory
By LA Roesch & K Frenzel

Word Origins of Common Neuroscience Terms for Use in an Undergraduate Classroom
By RM Hallock, EC Brand, & TB Mihalic              Supplementary Material

Using Rubrics as a Scientific Writing Instructional Method in Early Stage Undergraduate Neuroscience Study
By EBD Clabough & SW Clabough                       Supplementary Material

“Social” Neuroscience:  Leveraging Social Media to Increase Student Engagement and Public Understanding of Neuroscience
By A Valentine & J Kurczek

2016 Volume 14 Issue 2

2016 Volume 14 : Issue 2

Editorials


Articles


A Quantitative Examination of Undergraduate Neuroscience Majors Applying and Matriculating to Osteopathic Medical School
By RL Ramos, E Guercio, T Levitan, S O’Malley & PT Smith                            Supplementary Material

Incorporating an ERP Project into Undergraduate Instruction
By E Nyhus & N Curtis

The BRAIN Initiative Provides a Unifying Context for Integrating Core STEM Competencies into a Neurobiology Course
By JE Schaefer                             Supplementary Material

“C.R.E.A.T.E.”-ing Unique Primary-Source Research Paper Assignments for a Pleasure and Pain Course Teaching Neuroscientific Principles in a Large General Education Undergraduate Course
By RJ Bodnar, FM Rotella, I Loiacono, T Coke, K Olsson, A Barrientos, L Blachorsky, D Warshaw, A Buras, CM Sanchez, R Azad & JR Stellar

Illuminating the Undergraduate Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory: A Guide for the in vivo Application of Optogenetics in Mammalian Model Organisms
By BM Roberts, SE Jarrin, BN Mathur & AM Bailey                            Supplementary Material

Evaluation of Changes in Ghanaian Students’ Attitudes Towards Science Following Neuroscience Outreach Activities: A Means to Identify Effective Ways to Inspire Interest in Science Careers
By NA Yawson, AO Amankwaa, B Tali, VO Shang, EN Batu, KA Jnr, AD Fuseini, LN Tene, L Angaandi, I Blewusi, M Borbi, LNE Aduku, P Badu, H Abbey &TK Karikari

Breadboard Amplifier: Building and Using Simple Electrophysiology Equipment
By KM Crisp, H Lin & I Prosper

Using Cultured Mammalian Neurons to Study Cellular Processes and Neurodegeneration: A Suite of Undergraduate Lab Exercises
By R Catlin, A Taylor, L Ditchek, S Burnett, S Khan, O Todd, M Adams, E Touhey, A Wynkoop, & J Ryan

Lights!  Camera!  Action Projects!
Engaging Psychopharmacology Students in Service-based Action Projects Focusing on Student Alcohol Abuse
By S Kennedy                                   Supplementary Material

Media Reviews and Technical Reports


BOOK REVIEW —  Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety
By Joseph LeDoux

reviewed by AL Cecala

BOOK REVIEW —  Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience:  A Brain-Mind Odyssey
By David E. Presti
reviewed by KS Milar

TECHNICAL REPORT —  Running Wheel for Earthworms
WJ Wilson & BA Johnson

BOOK REVIEW — The Mind’s Machine:  Foundations of Brain and Behavior
By Neil V. Watson & S. Marc Breedlove

reviewed by BR Johnson & DA Weldon

2015 Volume 14 Issue 1

2015 Volume 14 : Issue 1

Articles


Psychoactive Substances Bill and Act of New Zealand:  A Chance to Engage Undergraduate Scientists with Society using a Transfer Learning Paradigm
by Catherine M. Gliddon & Belinda Cridge

Snack Cake ‘Dissection’: A Flipped Classroom Exercise to Engage Undergraduates with Basic Neuroanatomy
by Todd D. Watson

Pencil-and-Paper Neural Networks: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise in Computational Neuroscience
by Kevin M. Crisp, Ellen N. Sutter, & Jacob A. Westerberg

Developing the Next Generation of Civic-Minded Neuroscience Scholars: Incorporating Service Learning and Advocacy Throughout a Neuroscience Program
by Cecilia M. Fox

Extracellular Recording of Light Responses from Optic Nerve Fibers and the Caudal Photoreceptor in the Crayfish
by Steven C. Nesbit, Alexander G. Van Hoof, Chi C. Le, & James R. Dearworth, Jr.          Supplementary Material

Non-Fiction Memoirs in the Neuroscience Classroom: A Window into the Minds of Those Affected by Addiction
by Alexia E. Pollack

Using Tinbergen’s Four Questions as the Framework for a Neuroscience Capstone Course
by John Meitzen                 Supplementary Material

Undergraduate Biocuration: Developing Tomorrow’s Researchers While Mining Today’s Data
by Cassie S. Mitchell, Ashlyn Cates, Renaid B. Kim, & Sabrina K. Hollinger

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Sign Language: Engaging Undergraduate Students’ Critical Thinking Skills Using the Primary Literature
by Courtney Stevens

A Series of Computational Neuroscience Labs Increases Comfort with MATLAB
by David F. Nichols

Excitable Membranes and Action Potentials in Paramecia: An Analysis of the Electrophysiology of Ciliates
by Charles H. Schlaepfer & Ralf Wessel

Media Reviews


BOOK REVIEW:
Looking Inside the Brain:  The Power of Neuroimaging
by Denis Le Bihan
reviewed by Barbara Lom

NEUROSCIENCE PAPER REVIEWS:  (Peer-Selected)
An Instructor’s Guide to (Some of) the Most Amazing Papers in Neuroscience
reviewed by Ian A. Harrington, William Grisham, D. J. Brasier, Shawn P. Gallagher, Samantha S. Gizerian, Rupa G. Gordon, Megan H. Hagenauer, Monica L. Linden, Barbara Lom, Richard Olivo, Noah J. Sandstrom, Shara Stough, Ilya Vilinsky, & Michael C. Wiest

BOOK REVIEW
Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist
by Kristof Koch
reviewed by Ian A. Harrington

BOOK REVIEW
Tales from Both Sides of the Brain
by Michael S. Gazzaniga
reviewed by Ian A. Harrington

BOOK REVIEW
The Synapse: Structure and Function
edited by Virginia Pickel and Menahem Segal
reviewed by Neal R. Melvin

BOOK REVIEW
Waking, Dreaming, Being
by Evan Thompson
reviewed by James W. Kalat

2015 Volume 13 Issue 3

2015 Volume 13 : Issue 3

Articles


VideoHacking: Automated Tracking and Quantification of Locomotor Behavior with Open Source Software and Off-the-Shelf Video Equipment
By EE Conklin et al.

ERIN: A Portal to Resources for Higher Education in Neuroscience
By RF Olivo et al.

Documenting Laboratory Procedures with Video
By RA Wyttenbach

Retention of Underrepresented Minority Faculty: Strategic Initiatives for Institutional Value Proposition Based on Perspectives from a Range of Academic Institutions
By Joseph A. Whittaker et al.

Intentional Excellence in the Baldwin Wallace University Neuroscience Program
By JK Morris et al.

Best Practices: The Neuroscience Program at Central Michigan University
By GL Dunbar

Career Transitions for Faculty Members Committed to Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
By GL Dunbar

Techniques and Technology to Revise Content Delivery and Model Critical Thinking in the Neuroscience Classroom
By KR Illig

Light Activated Escape Circuits: A Behavior and Neurophysiology Lab Module using Drosophila Optogenetics
By JS Titlow et al.

Gel Scramble: An E-Tool for Teaching Molecular Neuroscience
By W Grisham et al.
Supplementary Material

Neuroscience and Global Learning
By MG Ruscio et al.

How to Successfully Incorporate Undergraduate Researchers Into a Complex Research Program at a Large Institution
By RB Weldon & VF Reyna

Mission-Driven, Manageable and Meaningful Assessment of an Undergraduate Neuroscience Program
By GM Muir

In Situ Teaching: Fusing Labs & Lectures in Undergraduate Science Courses to Enhance Immersion in Scientific Research
By J Round and B Lom

In Vivo Time-Lapse Imaging in the Zebrafish Lateral Line: A Flexible, Open-Ended Research Project for an Undergraduate Neurobiology Laboratory Course
By MH Marra et al.

Using the Humanities to Teach Neuroscience to Non-majors
By HG McFarlane and J Richeimer
Supplementary Material

Electrophysiology Meets Ecology: Investigating How Vision is Tuned to the Life Style of an Animal using Electroretinography
By A Stowasser et al.
Supplementary Material

Student Friendly Technique to Demonstrate Coordination between Postural (Involuntary) and Voluntary Muscle Contractions
By W Colgan III

2015 Volume 13 Issue 2

2015 Volume 13 : Issue 2

Media Reviews


BOOK REVIEW
Neuroanatomy of Language Regions of the Human Brain
by Michael Petrides
reviewed by DY Harvey

WEBSITE REVIEW
Neuroscience for Kids: Online Resources that Promote Student Engagement, Teaching and Learning about the Brain
by Eric H. Chudler
reviewed by TK Karikari

2014 Volume 13 Issue 1

2014 Volume 13 : Issue 1

Media Reviews


Textbook Review
Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience
by Matt Carter and Jennifer Shieh
reviewed by JC Strickland

Book Review
MATLAB for Neuroscientists: An Introduction to Scientific Computing in MATLAB (second edition)
by Pascal Wallisch et al.
reviewed by W Grisham

Book Review
Neuroscience: A Historical Introduction
by Mitchell Glickstein
reviewed by AL Cecala

Book Review
Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
by Carl Schoonover
reviewed by B Lom

Book Review
Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love
By Giovanni Frazzetto
reviewed by JW Kalat

Book Review
Identification of Neural Markers Accompanying Memory
Edited by Alfredo Meneses
reviewed by P Krishnan

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