As a current Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at Emory and a former TA for NEUR 0010 (also called Neuro 1) at Brown, I will probably be immersed in more neuroscience than you will ever want to learn. However, whether you're a humanities student, an aspiring engineer, or a dedicated pre-med, I think you'll have a lot to gain from this course. Neuro 1 is not something to put off until the last minute; when the professors tell you to keep on top of the reading and course material, do it. Attend class, attend section, take advantage of lecture capture, and take good notes. These are the basics to succeeding in the course.
During my time as a TA, I've put together some resources that might be helpful along the way. Below, you'll find study guides and practice questions organized by week, as well as some miscellaneous resources. Keep in mind that I was a TA in Fall 2013 and Fall 2014, so the order of lectures probably has changed (especially the last third), but most of it should be the same. Here are more detailed descriptions of the resources:
The study guides are in Cornell-note format, which means there are cue words/phrases/questions on the left side and a large blank space on the right side. Your job is to fill in the blank spaces during or after lecture. To test yourself, simply cover the right side with a sheet of paper and use the cue column to see how much you can recall.
The practice questions are taken from previous exams, which the professors have posted online. Again, because I was a TA 3-4 years ago, there are that many years' worth of new exams I do not have access to. You might feel that it is a laborious task to go through each year's exam and pick out the relevant questions for the particular week you're studying. Therefore, I've gone through all available exams up to 2010 and picked out the relevant questions for you by week -- you're welcome. Each section in the packet should be preceded by a label in the format of Year-Exam#. For instance, 2009-2 would mean that the subsequent questions were drawn from the 2nd exam in 2009. Similarly, 2010-3 would refer to the third exam, or the final, of 2010. Now all you need to do is to find that exam's answer key on Canvas.
Although I'm 1,000 miles away in Atlanta and my time is extremely limited, I'm still happy to help in any capacity I can. Feel free to contact me using the information below. Enjoy the course, and have a great semester!
In addition to the massive amount of resources provided to you by the instructors and the TAs, I want to offer online tutoring to any student who needs it. I am based in Atlanta now, so unfortunately I can't help in person. If you would like my help, simply reach out to me by email or phone (contact information above), and I will respond as quickly as I can. Tutoring will be done via Skype and an online collaborative whiteboard. You will need a microphone and speakers (usually built into your computer) as well as a stable internet connection. There's no charge for my services.