BIO 462 — Neurobiology

Semester hours: 3 (3R)   Offered: I    Instructor: Shibata

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of comparative neurobiology and the neural basis of behavior. Topics covered include the cell biology of the neuron, neural systems, sensory systems, motor systems, sensory-motor integration and higher brain functions, the interactions between hormones, brain and behavior, and human neurobiology. Lectures emphasize the comparative approach of studying the structure and function of nervous systems by using both invertebrate and vertebrate model systems to illustrate how the brain controls behavior.

Prerequisites: P: BIO 211 & 212, and BIO 333 or 449

Satisfies: Molecular/Cellular Biology requirement or Organismal Biology requirement