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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (BISC)
Neural Circuits and Behavior
Neural Circuits and Behavior
Fall 2015
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The cellular and molecular properties of neural circuits that form the basis of behavior. Circuit properties and behaviors across a variety of invertebrate and vertebrate taxa. Individual neuronal units, the organizational principles and emergent properties of neural circuits, and how these neuronal ensembles influence behavior.
1. Appreciate and understand the evolutionary history of neural circuits.
2. Acquire a detailed knowledge of the molecular signaling events within neural circuits.
3. Develop a comprehensive understanding of neural circuit properties.
4. Understand how specific neuronal ensembles influence behavior.
5. Learn how central pattern generators shape motor control via rhythmic signaling events.
6. Learn about gender specific circuitry in diverse taxa.
7. Develop an appreciation of the neural basis of complex behaviors.
8. Recognize and understand the role of model systems in shaping modern behavioral neuroscience.
9. Gain exposure to “real world” science and critically think about modern problems in neurobiology, and how they are approached.
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