Our eyes, ears, skin, nose, and tongue are the brain's windows to our external environment. Indeed, each of us relies on our sensory capabilities on a daily basis. Imagine trying to get through a typical day on campus without vision, without hearing... Advanced issues in neuroscience will be explored from a comparative perspective in this lecture/seminar hybrid. The major sensory modalities will be studied-from stimulus transduction to perception-as models of neural processing. Current research in cellular, systems-level, integrative/behavioral, and cognitive neuroscience will be emphasized. Laboratory includes an independent research project in sensory neurobiology designed, proposed, pursued, and disseminated by small research teams.