Brain and Behavior: Translating Neuroscience
Introduces students to behavioral and translational neuroscience: the study of how genes, cell signaling networks, and neural circuits in the brain generate behavior and behavioral disruptions. Behavioral pathologies will be discussed from a human perspective and broken down into research specific domains, the neural mechanisms of which will be explored using current research methodologies and animal models to span molecular, cell to cell and whole neural circuit-level mechanisms of behavior. Topics covered include control of movement, sleep, learning and memory, motivation, reward, emotion, and decision making. Prerequisite (one of): PSY 106/NEUROSCI 101, PSY 275/NEUROSCI 201. One course.