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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 2019-2020. There is no fee for high school students participating in the program. 

Registration for NeuroSci101 2019-20 is now CLOSED!

Registered students please remember to download and fill out the two forms at https://neurosci101cpin.wordpress.com/permission-forms/ to hand in at the first lecture. 

At the final review session on March 23, 2020, students who have attended at least 9 lectures (not counting review sessions) will be presented with a certificate of participation in NeuroSci101.

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

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

NeuroSci101 2019-2020 Schedule 




November 4, 2019

Lecture 1: The Nervous System

MSB 4171
1 King's College Circle

November 11, 2019

Lecture 2: Neuroanatomy

November 18, 2019

Lecture 3: Neurons, Action Potential, and Chemical Messengers

November 25, 2019

Lecture 4: Plasticity, Learning and Memory

December 2, 2019

Lecture 5: Vision

December 9, 2019

Lecture 6: Sleep

December 16, 2019

Midterm Review

  Holiday Break

January 13, 2020

Lecture 7: Touch and Pain; Movement

MSB 4279
 Exam Break

February 3, 2020

Lecture 8: Stress; The Immune System

MSB 4279

February 10, 2020

Lecture 10: When Things Go Wrong

 Family Day (February 17, 2020)

February 24, 2020

Lecture 9: Drugs and the Brain

MSB 4279

March 2, 2020

Lecture 10: Brain Imaging

March 9, 2020

Lecture 12: Neural Networks and Artificial Brains

 March Break (March 16-20, 2020)

March 23, 2020 Postponed until further notice

Final Review

MSB 4279 

For general inquiries, contact: neurosci101cpin@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. 

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: 
Volunteer Lecturer Form is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year.