Arnold Scheibel

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Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.2

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The end of an era: no more Scheibel. I was enrolled only his one unit, pass/ no pass fiat lux course, so of course I can’t rate him as a grader. But as a professor, he was one of the most amazing I have had. His genuine love and passion for science and understanding of the brain is communicated in his lectures, and it is easy to see he really wants his students to learn. His teaching style takes some getting used to; he often draws on the board while explaining brain anatomy, while other times showing slides off his ancient Kodak projector. The way he explains the concepts, however, is very helpful, and he allows plenty of opportunity for confused students to ask for clarification. Sitting in his class each week and witnessing his own excitement for what he was teaching, it was hard not to come away wanting to learn more.

(June 19, 2011)
Lower Division Seminar: Special Topics in Neurobiology See Full Profile

Overall 4.1 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.6

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changed my life.

(Feb. 19, 2010)
Student Research Program See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 4.8

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Here is a link to a short video "introduction" of Dr.Scheibel as he describes how humans think and feel.


(April 2, 2010)
Introduction to Functional Anatomy of Central Nervous System See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.8

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Dr. Scheibel is by far the best professor i've ever taken. He made a most boring subject the most interesting. His voice and humor make you forget about time. He knows about the nervous system more than anybody i've known. His jokes are hilarious and he always included relevant cases in his lectures that help you learn so much better. He's a super cool professor. Boy, am I glad i have him...

(Nov. 12, 2001)
Functional Neuroanatomy See Full Profile

Overall 4.4 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 4.4 Helpfulness 4.6

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I took Neuroscience 102 with Dr. Scheibel. Many neuroscience majors say neuroscience 102 is the hardest class they have had to take, but I beg to differ. Although his class is very challenging, Dr. Scheibel teaches it very, very well. I found Neuroscience M101A to be harder than Neuro 102 in this regard. It's amazing how an 84-y/o professor makes material a lot more interesting than the 101 professors do, and 101 professors are half his age.

He is also very professional; for example, in one lecture after a quiz, not many people showed up. He gave the lecture as if he were delivering to a 200-seater seminar for VIP's, which is the way he does it every single lecture. He will treat you with utmost respect.

His 20-minute quizzes are the "midterms" in this class. I personally found the T/F and multiple choice questions harder than those quizzes in which we had to identify structures on slides and trace connections. I got a 70% on quiz 1, 95% on quiz 2, 99% on quiz 3, and 75% on the final. Too bad I choked on the final (Neuro 101A had a final just twelve hours before); I wish I could tell you I got an A or A-, but I got a B. But hey, I have no complaints about him or his class. It was spectacular.

If I had to take Neuro 102 again with him or his graduate-level neuroanatomy class, I ABSOLUTELY would.

(Feb. 9, 2009)
Structural Neurobiology See Full Profile

Overall 4.6 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.0 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 4.6

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Course taken: NS 102

I have fallen in love with this man; so much so that I will be taking his class again just so I can re experience the warm aura that is Arnold Scheibel.

(March 13, 2010)
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