The aim of this course is to explore the biological substrates of various aspects of human behavior. At the end of the semester students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of 1) the neural basis of movement, learning/memory and sleep, 2) the role of the endocrine system on behavior, and 3) the biological basis of affective disorders.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Motor control and plasticity. Neural mechanisms of learning and memory. Hormones, brain and behavior. Regulation of internal states (food, fluid and temperature regulation). Biological rhythms, sleep and dreaming. Neuroplasticity and biological basis of affective and neurological disorders.
neural mechanisms of learning, memory, sleep, dreaming