Intro to Neurobiology II: Perception and Behavior
This is the second of the introductory neuroscience courses. This course introduces concepts in Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience with emphasis on the organization of neural systems/subsystems underlying sensory/motor aspects of behavior. Topics include: sensorimotor integration, vestibular system, visual and auditory systems. Students must learn to read scientific papers, and to understand the main ideas well enough to synthesize them and communicate them both orally and in writing. The course is writing intensive and is required for students majoring in neuroscience but is open to all students with the required prerequisites. The course consists of two hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week A 10-15 page term paper, and a 4-6 page draft of this term paper are required.