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Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

NS&B 239
Spring 2016 not offered
Crosslisting: BIOL 239, PSYC 239
Course Cluster: Health Studies

A mass of tissue the consistency of firm jello and weighing about 2.5 pounds 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)

Last Updated on SEP-23-2023
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