This course will introduce the concepts and problems of 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 nonmajors who wish a broad introduction to neuroscience. It provides general education credit as an NSM course, but is NOT designed specifically for non-science students. 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, including the control of movement, sensory organization and perception, neurochemical basis of behavior, and learning and memory. Where possible, questions of nervous system development, as related to behavior, will be discussed. Experimental results from a variety of species will be considered.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM NS&B Grading Mode: Student Option
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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