Fall 2015 not offered
Basic and integrative processes of nervous systems are considered with attention to their roles in species-typical behaviors. After a brief initial consideration of cellular properties of individual nerve cells, synaptic interactions and neuroanatomy form the basis for studying systems of neurons and their behavioral significance during the remainder of the semester. The focus is on the neuronal basis of naturalistic behaviors in animals from mollusks and insects through fish, birds, and mammals. Topics include sensory transduction; central processing of sensory information; production and control of patterned behaviors and movements; neural basis of orienting, navigation, and homing; and sensory-motor integration.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ([BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Selected research papers, reviews, and textbook chapters
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Two midterm exams plus a comprehensive final.