Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2002

COURSE SCHEDULE

DateSubjectAssignments Due
INTRODUCTION
22 JanThe problem, and methods of exploration
24 JanNeuroanatomy - Inputs and outputs
29 JanNeuroanatomy - The central nervous system weekly essay
31 JanNeurophysiology I
5 FebNeurophysiology IIweekly essay
7 FebNeurochemistry
OUTPUT PROCESSING (Motor control)
12 FebReflexology and central pattern generationweekly essay
14 FebCentral pattern generation and corollary discharge
19 FebFeedback processingweekly essay
21 FebMuscle mechanics, motor synergies, and distributed control
26 FebVolunary movementFIRST WEB PAPER
INPUT PROCESSING (Sensory processing)
28 FebCoding, filtering, and feature detection
5 MarchMapping and stereopsisweekly essay
7 MarchColor vision
12 MarchSPRING BREAK
14 MarchSPRING BREAK
19 MarchPreattentive and attentive visionweekly essay
THE SENSORIMOTOR INTERFACE
21 MarchPopulation coding, parallel and distributed processing
26 MarchSuperimposed maps and activity-gated divergenceweekly essay
28 MarchGestalts and choices
2 AprilAfference, expectation, and internal feedbackweekly essay
GLOBAL MODULATING SYSTEMS
4 AprilLocal and global phenomena - choice, attention, sleep/wakeweekly essay
9 AprilExtrinsic vs. intrinsic factorsSECOND WEB PAPER
11 AprilMultiple global control mechanisms
THE "I-FUNCTION" (Conscious processing)
16 AprilEncephalization and the cortical problemweekly essay
18 AprilAwareness and self-awareness
23 AprilVoluntary action and willweekly essay
GENESIS OF NEURAL FUNCTION AND BEHAVIOR
25 AprilThe reality of the innate
30 AprilForms of neuronal lability, learning and memoryweekly essay
2 MayIndividuality and creativity
FINAL WEB PAPER
Seniors: due 5 pm Friday, May 10
Others: due 5 pm, Friday, May 17




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