BIOL 213, PSYC 240|
This course will introduce the concepts and contemporary research in the field of neuroscience and behavior. The course is intended for prospective neuroscience and behavior majors (for whom it is required) and for biology and psychology majors who wish a broad introduction to neuroscience. The initial few weeks will be devoted to fundamental concepts of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Subsequent classes will deal in depth with fundamental problems of nervous system function and the neural basis of behavior, including neurotransmitter systems, organization of the visual system and visual perception, the control of movement, neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, the neuroendocrine system, and control of autonomic behaviors such as feeding, sleep, and temperature regulation, the stress response, language, learning, and memory. Experimental results from a variety of species, including humans, will be considered. All students must attend an additional weekly fourth hour to learn neuroanatomy using human brain models, work on problem sets, and discuss outside readings related to lecture topics.
Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
Interpretation: students learn to interpret scientific data in graphs and charts.
Quantitative Reasoning: analysis of quantifiable properties of electrically excitable cells such as neurons.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bear,M., Connors, B.W. & Paradiso, M.A. NEUROSCIENCE:EXPLORING THE BRAIN, 3rd Ed., and selected journal articles.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three tests, two during semester, one during finals week, will be given. Weekly 4th hour sessions will be held in small groups, for review of lecture material, discussion of research literature, and learning neuroanatomy.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
First-year students may only apply with Biology or Psychology AP 5 and permission of instructor. For Psychology majors this course fulfills the column one Breadth Requirement.
|Instructor(s): Kurtz,Matthew M. Aaron,Gloster B. Times: ..T.R.. 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: SHAN107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 75||SR major: 10||JR major: 15|| || |
|Seats Available: -12||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 50||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 4||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|