Basic and integrative processes of nervous systems are considered with attention to their roles in species-typical behaviors. After a brief initial consideration of cellular properties of individual nerve cells, synaptic interactions and neuroanatomy form the basis for studying systems of neurons and their behavioral significance during the remainder of the semester. The focus is on the neuronal basis of naturalistic behaviors in animals from mollusks and insects through fish, birds, and mammals. Topics include sensory transduction, central processing of sensory information, production and control of patterned behaviors and movements, neural basis of orienting and navigation, and sensory-motor integration.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ([BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected research papers, reviews, and textbook chapters
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two midterm exams plus a comprehensive final.
|Instructor(s): Bodznick,David Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: ALLB103; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 25||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: 24||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: X|
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