NSCI 201(F) Neuroscience (Same as Biology 212 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 a week; laboratory, every other week. Evaluation will be based on a lab practical, two hour exams and a final exam. Prerequisites: Psychology 101 or Biology 101; open to first-year students who satisfy the prerequisites, or by permission of instructor. Enrollment limit: 144 (expected: 60). Preference given to Biology and Psychology majors. Satisfies one semester of the Division III requirement.