2014 Volume 12 Issue 2

2014 Volume 12 : Issue 2


The Student as Teacher: Reflections on Collaborative Learning in a Senior Seminar
by J Kurczek & J Johnson

A Mind of Their Own: Using Inquiry-based Teaching to Build Critical Thinking Skills and Intellectual Engagement in an Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Course
by RR Greenwald & IJ Quitadamo

Behavioral Observation of Xenopus Tadpole Swimming for Neuroscience Labs
by W-C Li, M Wagner & NJ Porter

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Graphical Kinetic Data Analysis of the Dopamine Neurotransmitter System: An Exercise for an Undergraduate Laboratory Course
by MM Mirrione et al.

NeuroLab: A Set of Graphical Computer Simulations to Support Neuroscience Instruction at the High School and Undergraduate Level
by LF Schettino
Supplementary Material

Complementing Neurophysiology Education for Developing Countries via Cost-Effective Virtual Labs: Case Studies and Classroom Scenarios
by S Diwakar et al.

Application of a Spike Sorting Procedure to Analyze Recordings in the Crayfish Ventral Superficial Flexor Preparation: A High Resolution Approach to the Study of Neuromodulators on Axons and Synapses
by ZS Inam et al.

Classroom Demonstration of the Visual Effects of Eye Diseases
by A-M Raphail et al.

Attitudes Toward Animal Research: Revisiting Gallup and Beckstead (1988)
by MM Metzger

Controversies in Neuroscience: A Literature-Based Course for First year Undergraduates that Improves Scientific Confidence While Teaching Concepts
by AM Willard & DJ Brasier
Supplementary Material #1  •  Supplementary Material  #2  •  Supplementary Material  #3  •  Supplementary Material #4

Media Reviews

Book Review
Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M.
by Suzanne Corkin
reviewed by K Monuszko

Book Review
Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes our Thoughts
by Stanislas Dehaene
reviewed by JW Kalat

2013 Volume 12 Issue 1

2013 Volume 12 : Issue 1


Three Colossal Neurons: A New Approach to an Old Classroom Demonstration
by SR Holloway

Engaging the Audience: Developing Presentation Skills in Science Students
by AE Stuart

MetaNeuron: A Free Neuron Simulation Program for Teaching Cellular Neurophysiology
by MH Newman and EA Newman

Using Case Studies as a Semester-Long Tool to Teach Neuroanatomy and Structure-Function Relationships to Undergraduates
by S Kennedy

Can You Change a Student’s Mind in a Course about the Brain? Belief Change Following an Introductory Course in Biological Psychology
by IA Harrington

Pleasure and Pain: Teaching Neuroscientific Principles of Hedonism in a Large General Education Undergraduate Course
by RJ Bodnar et al.

The Use of Haiku to Convey Complex Concepts in Neuroscience
by AE Pollack and DL Korol

Basic Neuron Model Electrical Equivalent Circuit: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise
by KM Dabrowski et al.

Community-Based Experiential Learning for Second Year Neuroscience Undergraduates
by HJ Yu et al.
Supplementary Material #1  •  Supplementary Material #2 •  Supplementary Material #3

Studying Temporal Properties of Stimulus-Evoked Responses in the Ventral Nerve Cord of Insects
by MJ Ferragamo

Using Crickets to Introduce Neurophysiology to Early Undergraduate Students
by RK Dagda et al.

The Use of Mock NSF-type Grant Proposals and Blind Peer Review as the Capstone Assignment in Upper-Level Neurobiology and Cell Biology Courses
by H Itagaki

Engaging Undergraduates in a Unique Neuroscience Research Opportunity: A Collaborative Research Experience Between a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) and a Major Research Institution
by MA Kreitzer & RP Malchow

Media Reviews

Book Review
Beyond The Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds
by Louise Barrett
reviewed by AL Cecala

2013 Volume 11 Issue 2

2013 Volume 11 : Issue 2

2012 Volume 11 Issue 1

2012 Volume 11 Issue : 1 and Special Section: FUN Workshop Papers

Special Section: 2011 FUN Workshop Papers


Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action
Presentation to Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, July 2011
by MLS Ledbetter

Identifying and Using ‘Core Competencies’ to Help Design and Assess Undergraduate Neuroscience Curricula
by M Kerchner, JC Hardwick & JE Thornton
Supplementary Material

Working with your Administration to Garner Support for Neuroscience Programs
by CG Reiness

External Reviews, Internal Influences: Consultations and the Undergraduate Neuroscience Curriculum
by EP Wiertelak

Cultivating Diversity and Competency in STEM: Challenges and Remedies for Removing Virtual Barriers to Constructing Diverse Higher Education Communities of Success
by JA Whittaker & BL Montgomery

OPINION: Diversity in Neuroscience. We Know the Problem. Are We Really Still Debating the Solutions?
by NY Weekes

The Intentional Mentor: Effective Mentorship of Undergraduate Science Students
by JJ Ramirez

Classroom Activities: Simple Strategies to Incorporate Student-Centered Activities within Undergraduate Science Lectures
by B Lom

Creating Cross-disciplinary Courses
by ER Reynolds

Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence: An Interdisciplinary Introductory Course for Science Majors
by NH Copp, K Black & S Gould

Collaborative Online Writing Assignments to Foster Active Learning
by RF Olivo

Service Learning in Neuroscience Courses
by KS Mead & S Kennedy

The Value of Partnerships in Science Education: A Win-Win Situation
by S de Lacalla & A Petruso

Neuroscience Study Abroad: Developing a Short-Term Summer Course
by MG Ruscio & C Korey

Shared Innovations in Education: Writing and Reviewing for the Undergraduate Neuroscience Community
by EP Wiertelak & GL Dunbar

Planning and Designing Spaces for the Sciences
by DA Weldon

Teaching Neuroinformatics with an Emphasis on Quantitative Locus Analysis
by W Grisham, CA Korey, NA Schottler, LB McCauley & J Beatty

Exploring Sensory Neuroscience Through Experience and Experiment
by RA Wyttenbach

A Structured-Inquiry Approach to Teaching Neurophysiology Using Computer Simulation
by KM Crisp

The Fundamentals of Flying: Simple and Inexpensive Strategies for Employing Drosophila Genetics in Neuroscience Teaching Laboratories
by SR Pulver & J Berni

Electroretinograms in Drosophila: A Robust and Genetically Accessible Electrophysiological System for the Undergraduate Laboratory
by I Vilinsky & KG Johnson

Classic Clinical Technique Adapted to Demonstrate Autonomic Nervous System Physiology in an Undergraduate Laboratory Course
by W Colgan III

The Homemade Alternative: Teaching Human Neurophysiology with Instrumentation Made (Almost) from Scratch
by S Hauptman, K Du Bois & BR Johnson

2012 Volume 10 Issue 2

2012 Volume 10 : Issue 2

2011 Volume 10 Issue 1

2011 Volume 10 : Issue 1

2011 Volume 9 Issue 2

2011 Volume 9 : Issue 2

2010 Volume 9 Issue 1

2010 Volume 9 : Issue 1

2010 Volume 8 Issue 2

2010 Volume 8 : Issue 2

2009 Volume 8 : Issue 1

2009 Volume 8 : Issue 1 (Special Issue)

Special Issue

Introduction to Papers from the FUN 2008 Macalester Workshops
Proceedings of the 2008 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Workshops at
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, July 17 to July 20, 2008
By Bruce R. Johnson, Mary E. Harrington, and Eric P. Wiertelak

Jeanne Narum: A Lifetime of Achievement
By Julio J. Ramirez and Eric P. Wiertelak

Sex, Gender, and the Brain: A Non-Majors Course Linking Neuroscience and Women’s Studies
By Kristina S. Mead

Vision and Art: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Neuroscience Education
By Rosa Lafer-Sousa and Bevil R. Conway

Building Neural Networks Within the Academy: Connecting Neuroscience to Other Disciplines
By Lawrence J. Wichlinski

A Self-Study Tutorial using the Allen Brain Explorer and Brain Atlas to Teach Concepts of Mammalian Neuroanatomy and Brain Function
By Bruce G. Jenks

Modular Digital Course in Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (MDCUNE): A Website Offering Free Digital Tools for Neuroscience Educators
By William Grisham

Teaching Neurophysiology to Undergraduates using Neurons in Action
By Ann E. Stuart

Developing a Project-Oriented Introduction to Neuroscience Lab at Hope College
By Leah A. Chase and Christopher C. Barney

Teaching Laboratory Neuroscience at Bowdoin: The Laboratory Instructor Perspective
By Stephen Hauptman and Nancy Curtis

g-PRIME: A Free, Windows Based Data Acquisition and Event Analysis Software Package for Physiology in Classrooms and Research Labs
By Gus K. Lott III, Bruce R. Johnson, Robert H. Bonow, Bruce R. Land, and Ronald R. Hoy

Teaching Undergraduate Neuroscience in the Digital Age
By Christopher A. Korey

Higher Education and the Society for Neuroscience: a website proposal that helped catalyze a change in policy.
By Richard F. Olivo

Brain Awareness Week and Beyond: Encouraging the Next Generation
By Colleen D. McNerney, Eun-Joo Chang, and Nicholas C. Spitzer

New(er) Kids on the Block – Voices of Junior FUN Faculty
By Shelly D. Dickinson

SOMAS-URM: The Evolution of a Mentoring and Summer Research Program
By Julio J. Ramirez and Scott Tonidandel

Facilities Planning for the Neuroscience Curriculum at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf College’s Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
By Gary M. Muir and David G.L. Van Wylen

The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: History, Challenges, and Future Developments
By Gary L. Dunbar, Barbara Lom, William Grisham, and Julio J. Ramirez

Establishing a New Paradigm for Diversity: A Case for Restructuring the Academic Training Environment
By Joseph A. Whittaker and Timothy A. Akers

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