Bio 202, spring 2008 - Schedule

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Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2008

Course Schedule
 

DateSubjectAssignments Due
INTRODUCTION
22 Jan The problem, and methods of exploration initial forum posting
24 Jan Neuroanatomy - Inputs and outputs  
29 Jan Neuroanatomy - The central nervous system forum posting
31 Jan Neurophysiology I
5 Feb Neurophysiology II forum posting
7 Feb Neurochemistry
OUTPUT PROCESSING (Motor control)
12 Feb Reflexology and central pattern generation forum posting
14 Feb Central pattern generation and corollary discharge
19 Feb Feedback processing forum posting
21 Feb Muscle mechanics, motor synergies, and distributed control
26 Feb Volunary movement FIRST WEB PAPER
INPUT PROCESSING (Sensory processing)
28 Feb Coding, filtering, and feature detection
4 March Mapping and stereopsis forum posting
6 March Color vision
11 March SPRING BREAK
13 March SPRING BREAK
18 March Preattentive and attentive vision forum posting
THE SENSORIMOTOR INTERFACE
20 March Population coding, parallel and distributed processing
25 March Superimposed maps and activity-gated divergence forum posting
27 March Gestalts and choices  
1 April Afference, expectation, and internal feedback forum posting
GLOBAL MODULATING SYSTEMS
3 April Local and global phenomena - choice, attention, sleep/wake forum posting
8 April Extrinsic vs. intrinsic factors SECOND WEB PAPER
10 April Multiple global control mechanisms
THE "I-FUNCTION" (Conscious processing)
15 April Encephalization and the cortical problem forum posting
17 April Awareness and self-awareness
22 April Voluntary action and will forum posting
GENESIS OF NEURAL FUNCTION AND BEHAVIOR
24 April The reality of the innate
29 April
Forms of neuronal lability, learning and memory forum posting
1 May Individuality and creativity
    FINAL WEB PAPER
BOOK REVIEW/COMMENTARY
Seniors: due 5 pm Friday, May 10
Others: due noon, Friday, May 16



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