Winter 2022 - Overall, I really liked Neuro101L! I thought Dr. Grisham was funny and brought a good energy to our 9AM classes when everyone was super tired. I liked the format of his module and how the work we did in each lab was used in our "midterm/final". While the final was super long (mine turned out to be roughly 15-17 pages on Word), I felt like I learned a lot about statistical analyses of the brain and I enjoyed the work, even if it was a bit tedious.
I had this professor and I ended up with C+. Some tips on how not to get a C+: Stay one step ahead and it doesn't hurt to ask other people who've taken his class to see their lab reports and what mistakes they did so that you can avoid them. The first module was anatomy and that was pretty straightforward. Come to class prepared and study hard b/c it's really straightforward. The Swimmy module was so confusing to me! I spent a couple of days trying to understand what to do in class. It really helps if you pay attention and go to class and come to lab prepared b/c if I did that I would have been a lot better off. The last module was uber easy and I felt that I did really well. The extra credit didn't help me much b/c I still ended up with a C. Overall, don't procrastinate and keep up with the work! With Swimmy, don't make stupid mistakes..seriously...that's what got me a C in the first place. Ask to borrow old reports and see what people did wrong. Hope this helps! :) All in all, this class was never boring cuz Grisham was a really good lecturer.
Spring 2021 - This review is for 116B, Grisham's experimental class with fewer people and 10x the chaos. Please heed this warning: do not take this class if you cannot take it pass/no pass. I'm a hard worker but this class was insanity. Little organization, less clarity. You have to write a full research paper that's due on Monday of Week 3. The neuroanatomy quizzes are atrocious, the papers are barely better. Grading is often arbitrary. Take the regular 116, with the other professors if at all possible. I took this as a last resort because I had a bad pass time and I had to graduate. If you take 116B, good luck.