ICLM: Discover, teach, treatI.C. Learning & Memory


The midterm
The students will choose between writing either a literature review, a grant proposal, a review based on a paper given in a talk in the ICLM Journal Club, or preparing 5 researchmaps. It is due at 9 AM of Monday, May 8, 2024 (email to silvaa@g.ucla.edu AND alcinojsilva@gmail.com)

The reviews or grant proposal should not be more than 5 pages (single spaced not including references). They should stress novel and creative ideas about the material presented. The reviews should not be a simple rewrite of published reviews. They should instead expand on a new insight or perspective of the themes presented.

The grant proposal should focus on the next step of one of the subjects presented in class. It should include a summary with an outline of specific aims of the experiments proposed, an introduction with the background for the experimental plan, and a section with a summary of the experiments proposed (they should be feasible experiments based on published methods).

Here is a general guideline for the grant proposal:
1/2 page for an abstract with clearly outlined specific aims (may no be advisable to have more than 3 aims).
1 page introduction where you tell the reader why the topic is interesting and important and why the previous work leads to the questions posed in the proposal.
3 pages description of the experiments proposed, including specific hypothesis tested by each key experiment and possible alternative interpretations of the results.
1/2 page where you discuss possible problems with the proposed experiments and how you would get around them.

The final

There is a take home final exam

Will be posted here on June 6, 2024. It is due on June 10h for details see here. E-MAIL TO silvaa@g.ucla.edu AND alcinojsilva@gmail.com by no later than 5 PM on June 10th, 2024

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