BIOL 121. Neural Systems and Behavior.

This seminar will examine the genetic, molecular, and functional requirements of identified brain systems, neural circuits, and individual neurons in the regulation of behavior.  Discussion of primary literature will include the neural systems and behaviors of invertebrate and vertebrate model organisms, including Drosophila, mice, and humans.  Research projects will utilize Drosophila as a model system to investigate the genes, neurons, and circuits involved in courtship, motor, and pain-sensing behaviors.  
Prerequisite: BIOL 010, BIOL 014, BIOL 020, BIOL 022, BIOL 024, BIOL 029, OR BIOL 030 or permission of instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering.
2 credits.

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