What Professor Higgins is teaching

NROS 311 Fall 2017

Scientific Programming with Matlab

This is an entirely new class, first taught last year, designed specifically to get NSCS students the programming background they need. It's a rapidly evolving course, but so far is going amazingly well!

NROS 215/415 Spring 2017

Electrophysiology Laboratory

This course gives undergraduates from freshmen to seniors a strong background in electrophysiology using insects, and even humans! It was taught for the first time in 2012, and has been an amazing laboratory experience. For all the details, including pictures and videos, check out nros415.com.

HNRS 195i Fall 2016

Searching for the mind:
From humans to robots

This course is an honors seminar for first-semester undergraduate honors students. We will start by debating the assumption that humans are simply biochemical machines. Do humans truly have "free will", and what does it mean if they do not? What is "the mind", and how do you know if it exists?