Neurobiology of Disease


  May 3 - Student Presentations

Many scientific issues are hotly debated based on differing assessments of the available data and colored by particular biases. We will use a debate format to argue the Affirmative and Negative of two student-selected topics. The debate will include a 10 minute evidence-based presentations by the Affirmative team and the Negative team, followed by a general discussion. The group will then decide the "winners" The Course Director will rule in case of a tie vote!. The chosen topics stated in the Affirmative are:

  • Undirected basic science is the best way to cure neurological diseases.
  • There is a common molecular pathway underlying all addictions.