BIOL 434

Neurobiology

An examination of the biology of nerve cells and nervous systems through lectures and discussion of recent research. Topics include cell biology of the neuron, synaptic interactions and the neural bases of learning and memory, the neural circuitry underlying behavior, and developmental neurobiology. Emphasis is placed on students' oral and written evaluations of scientific literature.

Prerequisites: BIOL 212, one year of college chemistry, junior or senior standing, and permission of the instructor.