BIOL 407
Neurobiology of Emotion Spring 2020
Division III
Cross-listed BIOL 407 / NSCI 347

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Emotion is influenced and governed by a number of neural circuits and substrates, and emotional states can be influenced by experience, memory, cognition, and many external stimuli. We will read and discuss articles about mammalian neuroanatomy associated with emotion as defined by classic lesion studies, pharmacology, electrophysiology, fMRI imaging, knockout mouse studies, as well as new opti-genetic methods for investigating neural circuit function in order to gain an understanding of the central circuits and neurotransmitter systems that are implicated in emotional processing and mood disorders.
The Class: Type: discussion, three hours per week
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3341
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation and several short papers
Prerequisites: BIOL 202 and 212; open to juniors and seniors
Enrollment Preferences: senior Biology majors who have not taken a 400-level Biology course; then to eligible NSCI concentrators
Unit Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement for the Biology major
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
BIOL 407 Division III NSCI 347 Division III
Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives
NSCI Group A Electives

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