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BIOL 56200 Neural Systems

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 3.0



BIOL 23100 or 27000  or (BIOL 23000 and BME 30100) or PSY 22200  May not be enrolled as the following classifications: Freshman 0-14 hours, Freshman 15-29 hours, Sophomore 30-44 hours and Sophomore 45-59 hours.


Overview of the structure and function of neural systems including those involved with motor, somatosensory, visual, auditory, learning, memory, and higher cortical processes. Molecular and cellular aspects of neural function are integrated with discussion of relevant neuroanatomy. Background in cell biology, psychobiology, physiology or anatomy is recommended. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours




Title: Neuroscience
Author: Dale Purves
ISBN: 9781605353807
Edition: 7th



The course grade will be determined by performance on three exams and a non-cumulative final. Each exam will be equally weighted. Readings from the primary literature are used to supplement the text. Graduate students are expected to be group leaders and make additional presentations related to course material.

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