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Spring 2022 Biology UN3019 section 001
Brain Evolution

Call Number 15874
Day & Time
F 10:10am-12:00pm
707 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Maria Tosches
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description If an engineer were to build “the brain”, they would not be able to reproduce any of the brains that exist on Earth. Our brains were not designed to be perfect, but are a result of millions of years of evolution and adaptation. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of brain evolution, ranging from the evolution of the first neurons to the origin of the human brain. Specifically, the course will focus on recent insights emerging from studies of development, gene expression, and neural circuit architecture. The evolutionary perspective on commonly used terms, such as “neuron” and “brain”, and general principles of brain organization and function emerging from comparative studies will be discussed.
Web Site Vergil
Department Biological Sciences
Enrollment 12 students (25 max) as of 8:02AM Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Subject Biology
Number UN3019
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Join Waitlist to register. Priority given to NB&B majors.
Section key 20221BIOL3019W001

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