Teaching and Outreach

Courses taught at UCR

1. PSYC 112 - Neural Mechanisms of Animal Behavior (Syllabus)

The main goal in this advanced undergraduate course is to discuss various model systems in neuroethology that illustrate general principles of brain organization. Emphasis is placed on how a thorough quantification of behaviors guide hypotheses on brain function.

This course is currently funded by an 'Innovative Use of Information Technology' program at UCR to improve teaching.

2. PSYC 110 - Brain and Behavior

The main goal in this beginning neuroscience course is to present evidence in support of the identity position. i.e., mind/behavior is brain activity. Students learn basic neuroanatomy and systems level neuroscience.

3. NRSC200C - Fundamentals of Neuroscience

In this core graduate neuroscience course the emphasis in neural control of behavior and systems neuroscience. Using a mixture of lecture/textbook chapters and primary literature, graduate students discuss how to study neural mechanisms of behavior.

4. NRSC289 - Neuroscience Seminar

In this required seminar, graduate neuroscience students formally present and discuss published journal articles related to a specific topic. Some example topics in the past few years include 'brain and exercise', 'aging brain', 'mechanisms of spatial navigation' and 'inhibition in the CNS'



Our lab members are available to talk to K-12 students and general public about various topics such as 'hearing protection and loss' and 'bats, their behavior and ecology'. Please contact Dr. Razak to discuss plans.

Examples of outreach in the past few years