2012-2013 Catalog 
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BIOL 187C KS - Special Topics: Neural Organization of Behaviour

This seminar course focuses on central pattern generators (CPGs), a significant motif in the neural organization of behavior. CPGs, neural circuits that, by virtue of their synaptic connections and chemistries, convert unpatterned inputs into patterned outputs, have long been known to underlie various patterned behaviors, such as locomotor and respiratory rhythms, but are now also implicated in higher order brain functions. Discussions of research articles will be combined with writing and occasional laboratory exercises to examine the development and implications of this concept.

Prerequisites: BIOL 043L KS  and BIOL 044L KS , and either NEUR 095 JT  or an upper-level course in neurobiology, or instructor permission.

Offered: Every year

Credit: 1

Course Number: BIOL187C KS