Neuroscience and Psychology Undergrads Get their Hands Dirty

Students in Debra Bangasser’s Functional Neuroanatomy course have a favorite activity: sheep brain dissection.

The dissection, which occurs near the end of the semester in the course’s recitation, gives students an opportunity to handle the material they learn about in lectures. Second year neuroscience major Attilio Ceretti says that the value of working with an actual brain cannot be underestimated.

“It’s one thing to look at a cartoon or diagram of a brain structure, but it’s another to see it in person,” Ceretti explains.

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