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Roxanne Prichard

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, 2004
Office
JRC LL05
Phone
(651) 962-5043
Fax
651-962-5051
Mail
JRC LL56
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Academic History
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, 2004
B.A., Biopsychology, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 1998


Expertise
Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
Neuroanatomy

Selected Publications

Prichard JR and Cornett-Murtada.  Music and the mind:  A new interdisciplinary course on the
  science of musical experience. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: Spring 2011.
       
Lund HG, Reider BL, Whiting AB, Prichard JR.  (2010).  Sleep Patterns and Predictors of Disturbed
  Sleep in a Large Population of College Students.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 46: 124-32.

Prichard JR, Armacanqui HS, Benca RM, Behan M. (2007). Light-dependent retinal innervation of
  the rat superior colliculus. Anatomical Record, 290 (3), 341-348.

Prichard JR, Armacanqui HS, Benca RM and Behan M. (2007)  Light-dependent retinal intervation
  or the rat superior colliculus.  Anatomical Record.  (in press)

Prichard JR.  "Writing to Learn:  An Evaluation of the Calibrated Peer Review (TM) Program in Two
  Neuroscience Courses."  Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.  Fall 2005.

Prichard JR, Fahy J, Obermeyer WH, Behan M, and Benca RM.  (2004) Sleep-wakefulness
  responses to light are shaped by early experience.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 118:  1262-73.

Prichard JR, Stoffel RT, Quimby DL, Obermeyer WH, Benca RM and Behan M.  (2002) Fos
  immunoreactivity in rat subcortical visual shell in response to illuminance changes.
  Neuroscience, 114: 781-794.

Brueckner JK, AShby LP, Prichard JR and Porter JD.  (1999)  Vestibulo-ocular pathways
  modulate extraocular muscle myosin expression patterns.  Cell and Tissue Research, 295: 477-484 .

Professional Memberships
Society for Neuroscience
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
Sleep Research Society

 

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 322 - 01 Sensation and Perception M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC LL62
CRN: 40329 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard A study of the structure and function of sensory systems, the information that these systems provide the brain, and the subsequent interpretation of sensory information that we call perception. The course focuses on visual perception (e.g., brightness, color, form, depth, movement, constancy, illusions) and auditory perception (e.g., detection, discrimination, loudness, pitch) and incorporates art and music. Prerequisite: PSYC 212

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PSYC 322 - 51 Sensation and Perception/Lab - - - R - - - 0930 - 1130 JRC LL21
CRN: 40330 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard A study of the structure and function of sensory systems, the information that these systems provide the brain, and the subsequent interpretation of sensory information that we call perception. The course focuses on visual perception (e.g., brightness, color, form, depth, movement, constancy, illusions) and auditory perception (e.g., detection, discrimination, loudness, pitch) and incorporates art and music. Prerequisite: PSYC 212

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PSYC 322 - 52 Sensation & Perception/Lab - - - - F - - 0830 - 1030 JRC LL21
CRN: 41843 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard A study of the structure and function of sensory systems, the information that these systems provide the brain, and the subsequent interpretation of sensory information that we call perception. The course focuses on visual perception (e.g., brightness, color, form, depth, movement, constancy, illusions) and auditory perception (e.g., detection, discrimination, loudness, pitch) and incorporates art and music. Prerequisite: PSYC 212

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PSYC 365 - 01 Health Psychology M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 JRC LL21
CRN: 42901 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard This survey course will examine the contributions of psychological research to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of a variety of health concerns. This course will employ a biopsychosocial model, which means that we will study how social, emotional, behavioral, biological, and spiritual factors influence health. The specific topics include injury, stress, pain management, additions, sleep, patient-physician relations, and chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and AIDS. Prerequisite: PSYC 111

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J-Term 2015 Courses

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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 301 - 01 Principles of Neuroscience M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MHC 203
CRN: 21659 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

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NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neurosci. /Lab M - - - - - - 1330 - 1630 JRC LL21
CRN: 21707 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

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NSCI 301 - 52 Principles of Neurosci. /Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1630 JRC LL21
CRN: 21708 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

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PSYC 207 - 01 Alcohol, Drugs & Behavior M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC LL01
CRN: 20336 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer R. Prichard The course surveys some basic facts and principles of administration, absorption, transport, action, deactivation and elimination of drugs. Various classes of drugs; their effects on mood, behavior, and consciousness; their use and misuse; and phenomena of chemical dependency and its treatment modalities are discussed. Lectures, readings, films, tapes and invited speakers are employed. Prerequisite: PSYC 111

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