The Neurotechnology Research Review Decal (NRRD) is a class run by members of the Neurotech@Berkeley club. NRRD provides a survey of modern technology used in neuroscience research and industry applications. Unlike a typical lecture-based course at Cal, the focus of this DeCal is on developing students’ ability to read and discuss primary literature (academic research papers)--a critical step for students interested in graduate school or research careers. As facilitators, we aim to not only provide an informative overview of neurotechnology, but also a way for undergraduate students to engage in a lively and in-depth discussion about recent techniques and findings in neuroscience.
At the end of this course, students will have solid background knowledge in the major concepts and techniques of neurotechnology research. Students will be able to efficiently and critically read primary research papers in general, and effectively articulate their thoughts in both written (reading responses) and spoken form (classroom discussion). These skills are widely applicable in academia and beyond.
Methods of Instruction:
Except the first week, which will be an overview lecture, every class will consist of a 1.5 hour discussion about a paper assigned from the previous week, and a 0.5 hour lecture on the topic of the next week. Discussions can be led by students if desired or by the facilitators for the course.
Students must attend, read the assigned paper beforehand, and complete a relevant response to reading questions for at least 10 out of the 13 classes. Students should let the facilitators know when they are missing class and assignments. There is no partial credit for incomplete work.
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