Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2005

COURSE SCHEDULE

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




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