NS201 (AUG) 3:0
Fundamentals of Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
Biophysics of action potentials, brain imaging, sensation and perception, attention, motor systems
and executive control, insect and animal behavior
SP Arun, S Ray, S Devarajan, A Murthy, Sachin Deshmukh
Pre-requisites – None

NS202 (AUG) 3:0
Fundamentals of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Molecular basis of neuronal development, neuronal transmission, synaptic organisation and its
relationship to synaptic physiology, small animal behavior, learning and memory and neurological
Balaji Jayaprakash, Deepak Nair
Pre-requisites – None

NS203 (JAN) 3:0
Optical Spectroscopy and Microscopy
Transition probabilities; Time dependent perturbation theory; Interaction with strong fields, Second
Quantization; Origin of Spontaneous emission; characteristics of stimulated emission; Absorption
and emission. Emergence of biophysical methods such as CD, Fluorescence spectroscopy,
Energy transfer and other such methods from the above principles. Non-linear optics ; Lasers;
Pulsed and CW lasers; Multi photon excitation; optical microscopy; diffraction limit; principles of
laser scanning microscopes; photo detection; optical microscope in bits and pieces.
Balaji Jayaprakash
Pre-requisites – None

NS301 (JAN) 2:0
Topics in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
Sensory encoding, perception and object recognition, attention, decision making. Movement
planning, cognitive control.
S Ray, SP Arun, S Devarajan and A Murthy
Pre-requisites – NS201

NS302 (JAN) 2:0
Topics in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Cell fate specification, axonal path-finding, signaling in the nervous system, synaptic transmission,
learning and memory and neurobiology of psychiatric and neurological disorders.
B Jayaprakash, D Nair and N Ramanan
Pre-requisites – NS202

Other courses co-taught by CNS faculty:

BE 206 (AUG) 3:0
Biology and Physiology for Engineers
Aditya Murthy, Sandhya Visweswariah, Siddharth J

MB208 (JAN) 3:1
Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
SP Arun, Rishikesh Narayanan

DB201 (AUG) 2:0
Mathematics and Statistics for Biologists
Supratim Ray, N.V. Joshi, K. Sekar

E9 282 (JAN) 2:1
Neural Signal Processing
Supratim Ray, Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula

UB 201 and UB 201L (AUG) 2:1
Introduction to Biology-III (Neurobiology)
Deepak Nair, Sridhar Devarajan, Sachin Deshmukh, Rishi Narayanan

UB 304L (JAN) 0:1
Experiments in Neurobiology
Deepak Nair, Sridhar Devarajan, Sachin Deshmukh


See also


SP Arun was awarded “the Senior Fellowship” from the Wellcome-DBT India Alliance
2 Dec 2017

Sridhar Devarajan was awarded the “Pratiksha Trust Young Investigator Award”
4 Dec 2017

THE MAGAZINE “Spooling The Tangles”
5 Mar 2018

“IISc team identifies an early-stage biomarker for Alzheimer’s”
10 Feb 2018

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