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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

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