From genetics to language, research within the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program investigates the nervous system at multiple scales. As computational power increases in the age of big data and interdisciplinary research, it is more important than ever to develop the skills to communicate with neuroscientists across fields. The Student Methods Seminars promote this communication within the student body. During each seminar, a NACS student gives an overview and facilitates a discussion about one specific method. While these seminars are aimed at an audience of neuroscientists, we do not assume familiarity with the method. The presentation typically focuses on the motivation, historical background, types of research questions that can be addressed, practical implementation, data analysis, interpretation, and the limitations of the given method.
The schedule of Student Methods Seminars for Fall 2019 is listed below. Seminars will take place at 4:00pm in room 1140B Biology-Psychology Building.
Presenter: Kelly Morrow
Method: Data visualization using R and ggplot
Presenter: Jawshan Ara
Method: ERG + Behavior; Methods for studying color vision
Presenter: Daniel Callow
Method: DTI (tract based, tractography, and ROI analysis methods for both gray and white matter
Information coming soon on the schedule for Spring 2020.