Biology 3421:Introduction to Neuroethology

Instructor: Bruce Carlson Ph.D

The neural mechanisms of animal behavior from an evolutionary and ecological perspective. Topics include: contributions of model systems to understanding fundamental properties of nervous system structure and function; electrical signals of sensory cells, neurons, and muscle; neural processing of sensory input; neural control of behavioral output; anatomy and physiology of sensory and motor systems; learning and memory; evolution of neural circuits. Prerequisite one of the following courses: Biol 3058 (Physiological Control Systems) Biol 3411 (Principles of the Nervous System) Psych 3401 (Biological Psychology) Credit 3 units. Tuesdays and Thursdays


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