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NeuroSci 101: High School Neuroscience Course

An Annual Lecture Series for High School Students taught by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience 2021-2022. There is no fee for high school students participating in the program. 

Registration for NeuroSci101 2021-22 is closed.

The course will run Monday nights, 5-6:30pm, from October 25th, 2021 to March 28th, 2022. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, NeuroSci101 will occur virtually this year using Microsoft Teams.

Please register with your full first and last name, ensure your email has no typos, and that messages from this address will not be sent to junk mail, as email will be our main form of communication during the course. Since NeuroSci101 will occur virtually this year through Microsoft Teams, please ensure that you use the same name upon registration and log in to Microsoft Teams. 

Please download and fill out the two forms at https://neurosci101cpin.wordpress.com/permission-forms/ and return scan copies to neurosci101cpinuoft@gmail.com prior to the first lecture. 

After the final review session on March 28th, 2022, students who have attended at least 9 lectures (not counting review sessions) will be presented with a certificate of participation in NeuroSci101.

Interested students can register on the course website at 

Course Website: https://neurosci101cpin.wordpress.com/ 


If you are a graduate student or a postdoctoral fellow in the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience and are interested in a volunteer lecture position, please click below to fill out the form at: http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/events/course/neurosci_101_teaching_opportunity.htm

Lecture Times: Mondays, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

NeuroSci101 2021-2022 Schedule 




Oct 25, 2021

Lecture 1: The Nervous System

Virtual (Hosted on Microsoft Teams)

Nov 1, 2021

Lecture 2: Neuroanatomy

Nov 8, 2021

Lecture 3: Neurons, Action Potential, and Chemical Messengers

Nov 15, 2021

Lecture 4: Plasticity, Learning and Memory

Nov 22, 2021

Lecture 5: Vision

Nov 29, 2021

Lecture 6: Sleep

Dec 6, 2021

Midterm Review

  Holiday Break

Jan 10, 2022

Lecture 7: Touch and Pain; Movement

Virtual (Hosted on Microsoft Teams)
Jan 17, 2022 Lecture 8: Stress; The Immune System
 Exam Break

Feb 7, 2022

Lecture 9: When Things Go Wrong

Virtual (Hosted on Microsoft Teams)

Feb 14, 2022 Lecture 10: Drugs and the Brain
 Family Day (February 21, 2022)

Feb 28, 2022

Lecture 11: Brain Imaging

Virtual (Hosted on Microsoft Teams)

Mar 7, 2022

Lecture 12: Neural Networks and Artificial Brains

 March Break (March 14-18, 2022)

Mar 28, 2022

Final Review

Virtual (Hosted on Microsoft Teams)

For general inquiries, contact: neurosci101cpinuoft@gmail.com


  • Another useful resource is Brain Facts:
  • Lecture slides and additional materials will be posted prior to each lecture. It is recommended that you review the relevant sections in the aforementioned textbooks before attending the lecture.