Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain|
Fall 2011 not offered
NS&B 239, PSYC 239|
A mass of tissue the consistency of firm jello and about 2.5 lbs. in weight in the adult human, the brain is an organ that controls nearly every function of the body. It also enables the highest cognitive functions of humans such as learning and memory, thinking, consciousness, aesthetic appreciation, etc. Its malfunction results in a variety of diseases such as senility, mood disorders, motor dysfunctions, etc. This course will examine in some detail the complex organization of this organ and how it performs some of its basic functions. It will be of special interest to premed students; NS&B, biology, and psychology majors; and anyone simply interested in how the brain works.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
Essential Neuroscience by Allan Siegel and Hreday Sapru (Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two multiple choice examinations, midterm, a multiple choice quiz at the end of the course, and a final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There will be two lab sessions as a part of the course, in addition to the lectures, each lasting up to 2.5 hours; time to be arranged.
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