NEUROSCIENCE THEN AND NOW
Dr Hayley Tomes, Science Communications Officer, Neuroscience Institute, University of Cape Town
Monday 23–Tuesday 24 January
COURSE FEES R220
This course will examine some case studies of how neuroscience was studied in the past, prior to the technological advances we have today. Some ingenious psychological techniques were used to tease out functionality of different brain regions before imaging and genetic technologies allowed us to see inside the ‘black box’. Modern techniques such as optogenetics, calcium imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Brainbow, electrophysiology and connectomics enable study of the brain in minute detail, and will be explored in the second lecture.
1. Neuroscience then
2. Neuroscience now
Sacks, O. 1985. The man who mistook his wife for a hat. New York: Summit Books.
Seung, S. 2012. Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
4Participants will earn 2 CPD points for this course.