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2016 Volume 14 Issue 2

2016 Volume 14 : Issue 2

Editorials

OPINION — Developing Science Communication in Africa: Undergraduate and Graduate Students should be Trained and Actively Involved in Outreach Activity Development and Implementation
By TK Karikari, NA Yawson, E Quansah

OPINION — Nu Rho Psi, The National Honor Society in Neuroscience:  A Decade of Progress
By ZC Hesp, GA Cousens, L Becker, MC Zee & GA Mickley

Case Studies and Neuroscience Education: Tools for Effective Teaching
By EP Wiertelak, KE Frenzel & LA Roesch

OPINION — Career Advice:  Finding a Job at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution
By JJ Ramirez

OPINION —  Diversity and  is Inclusion
By IE Vega & M Colón-Berlingeri

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

Case Studies

Nora’s Medulla: A Problem-Based Learning Case for Neuroscience Fundamentals
By LA Roesch & K Frenzel

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