Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2004

COURSE SCHEDULE

DateSubjectAssignments Due
INTRODUCTION
20 JanThe problem, and methods of explorationinitial forum posting
22 JanNeuroanatomy - Inputs and outputs
27 JanNeuroanatomy - The central nervous system forum posting
29 JanNeurophysiology I
3 FebNeurophysiology IIforum posting
5 FebNeurochemistry
OUTPUT PROCESSING (Motor control)
10 FebReflexology and central pattern generationforum posting
12 FebCentral pattern generation and corollary discharge
17 FebFeedback processingforum posting
19 FebMuscle mechanics, motor synergies, and distributed control
24 FebVolunary movementFIRST WEB PAPER
INPUT PROCESSING (Sensory processing)
26 FebCoding, filtering, and feature detection
2 MarchMapping and stereopsisforum posting
4 MarchColor vision
9 MarchSPRING BREAK
11 MarchSPRING BREAK
16 MarchPreattentive and attentive visionforum posting
THE SENSORIMOTOR INTERFACE
18 MarchPopulation coding, parallel and distributed processing
23 MarchSuperimposed maps and activity-gated divergenceforum posting
25 MarchGestalts and choices
30 MarchAfference, expectation, and internal feedbackforum posting
GLOBAL MODULATING SYSTEMS
1 AprilLocal and global phenomena - choice, attention, sleep/wakeforum posting
6 AprilExtrinsic vs. intrinsic factorsSECOND WEB PAPER
8 AprilMultiple global control mechanisms
THE "I-FUNCTION" (Conscious processing)
13 AprilEncephalization and the cortical problemforum posting
15 AprilAwareness and self-awareness
20 AprilVoluntary action and willforum posting
GENESIS OF NEURAL FUNCTION AND BEHAVIOR
22 AprilThe reality of the innate
27 AprilForms of neuronal lability, learning and memoryforum posting
29 AprilIndividuality and creativity
FINAL WEB PAPER
Seniors: due 5 pm Friday, May 7
Others: due 5 pm, Friday, May 14




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