Neurobiology and Behavior 2003

Welcome to the home page of Biology 202 at Bryn Mawr College. Pleased to have you here. I'm looking forward to an interesting, enjoyable, productive semester of "getting it progressively less wrong". You too, I hope. Let's have some fun, and see what we can make out of it together. For everyone.

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The Brain - is wider than the Sky -

For - put them side by side -

The one the other will contain

With ease - and You - beside-


Some course starting points:

From literature - Emily Dickinson (1830-1886):
The Brain - is wider than the Sky -
For - put them side by side -
The one the other will contain
With ease - and You - beside-

The Brain is deeper than the sea -
For - hold them - Blue to Bue -
The one the other will absorb -
As sponges - Buckets - do

The Brain is just the weight of God -
For - Heft them - Pound for Pound -
And they will differ - if they do -
As syllable from Sound -

 

And from history:

Mind and Body: Rene Descartes to William James

Course announcements

Browse around. Get a sense of what's here, and how it does (or doesn't) relate to things you might be interested in. Think about what you think you know about brain and behavior, and why, and what puzzles you, and why. And expect to be wrong, over and over again. That's the best starting place ... for any kind of scientific inquiry.

29 April

Second web papers available Have emailed roughly half of class, remainder by end of week.

Final web papers due

Please make one final visit to course forum area.
Reread your thoughts in week 1 about the brain-behavior assertion.
Write about how they have (or have not) changed and why.

****** On-line discussion: The Place of the US in the World Community *******

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Deer - NY Times Magazine, 2 February, 2003
first noticed by Andy

Unspeakable Conversations - NY Times Magazine, 16 February, 2003

Not Just Genes: Moving Beyond Nature vs Nurture - NY Times, Science Times, 25 February, 2003

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