Spring 2012 not offered
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; control of autonomic behaviors such as feeding, sleep, and temperature regulation; the stress response; and language, learning, and memory. Experimental results from a variety of species, including humans, will be considered.
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)
Bear, M., Connors, B.W. & Paradiso, M.A. NEUROSCIENCE: EXPLORING THE BRAIN
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Three tests, two during semester, one during finals week, will be given. An additional neuroanatomy practicum will be given. Weekly sections will be available for review and for study of brain anatomy.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Juniors and seniors interested in taking the course should talk with the instructor.
Students who are unable to register during the fall period but remain interested in enrolling should contact the instructor directly as well as using the electronic waitlist.
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.
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