Bio 202, spring 2009 - Schedule

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(a reconstruction from http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/courses/bio202/s10/schedule; dates here are off by one day from the original)

 
 

Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2009

Course Schedule
 
 

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

FINAL WEB PAPER
BOOK COMMENTARY
Seniors: due 5 pm Friday, May 7
Others: due noon, Friday, May 14

 

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