Behavioral Neuroscience

Course Number: 
NSC 5661
Semesters Offered: 

Behavioral Neuroscience is a course that will explore the underlying cellular mechanisms that enable an animal to solve and respond to particular problems encountered in its natural environment. Many of the animal systems presented are those that not only exhibit interesting behaviors, but have been studied in enough detail that they illustrate important and conserved principles of neural organization. The course is comparative in nature and will highlight successful neural strategies and behavioral skills used by a diverse array of animals, from insects to humans.