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Fall 2022 Biology UN3320 section 001
Regulation of Behaviors for Survival
Reg of Survival Behaviors

Call Number 10364
Day & Time
W 10:10am-12:00pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Laura Duvall
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description To maximize their survival animals must regulate their behavior in response to external environmental cues and their own internal state. A fundamental goal of neuroscience is to understand how neural circuits in the brain function to influence behavior. The aim of this course is to highlight the neural basis of neuropeptide regulation of innate behaviors that are critical for survival and discuss modern approaches to study the neuronal control of classically studied aspects of behavior. We will explore motor control (escape responses), sensory systems (vision, taste, and olfaction), and survival behaviors (feeding, drinking, mating, and aggression). Focus will be on recent and current research, the diversity of approaches for studying it, and how this knowledge can be applied to solve scientific questions. Students will read primary scientific literature and a significant portion of the course will be presentation and discussion-based.
Web Site Vergil
Department Biological Sciences
Enrollment 17 students (15 max) as of 8:04AM Saturday, October 1, 2022
Status Full
Subject Biology
Number UN3320
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Taken after or concurrently with BIOL UN3004
Section key 20223BIOL3320W001

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