BIOL 212(F) Neuroscience (Same as Neuroscience 201 and Psychology 212)

A study of the relationship between brain, mind, and behavior. Topics include a survey of the structure and function of the nervous system, basic neurophysiology, development, learning and memory, sensory and motor systems, language, consciousness and clinical disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. The laboratory focuses on current topics in neuroscience. Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, every other week. Evaluation will be based on laboratory reports, a lab practical, two hour exams and a final exam. Prerequisites: Psychology 101 or Biology 101. Enrollment limit: 144 (expected: 72). Preference given to Biology and Psychology majors. Open to first-year students who satisfy the prerequisites. Satisfies one semester of the Division III requirement.