This course will allow students to become more familiar with various experimental topics in neuroscience and psychology. In addition, because of this course’s largely seminar basis, it will help students develop professional skills needed at the graduate school level as well as learn how to analytically and scientifically approach and discuss a topic. The class format is not pre-determined, rather the students will select scientific research papers of interest to them and prepare an oral presentation using Powerpoint where they will be expected to explain any pertinent background to understand the paper, as well as present the paper and its findings to their peers. During their presentations, students will be expected to take questions from others and answer them to the best of their ability and lead class discussion on their topic. Finally, the student should be able to state what the findings of their particular paper mean, and how they could impact further research and practical considerations.