Behavioral Neurobiology Laboratory
Prerequisite: PSYC300; and (PSYC202 or NEUR200). Restriction: Must be in Psychology program; and must have earned a minimum of 85 credits. How does the nervous system control behavior? We will address this question using simple behavioral experiments combined, in some exercises, with microsurgery and electrode recordings in the nervous system. Concepts studied will include CNS plasticity, the role of proprioception in controlling movement, cortical processing and myth multitasking, sensory resolution by measuring receptive field sizes, activity of simple neural circuits controlling escape from predators, and the effects of neuromodulators on aggression. Animals used are all invertebrates. Click here for sample course syllabus.
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