Neuroscience and Behavior

A diagram demonstrating the evolutionary expansion of the vertebrate brain.

Evolutionary expansion of the vertebrate brain. (Image by Prof. Gerald Schneider.)


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Fall 2003



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This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep and dreaming, motivation and reward, emotional displays of various types, "higher functions" and the neocortex, and neural processes in learning and memory.

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