Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2007

COURSE SCHEDULE

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




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