Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2003

COURSE SCHEDULE

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




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