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BIONB 1220

The First-Year Writing Seminar is about introducing concepts in neuroscience and behavior and writing extensively about them. Topics vary by section. view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:The Mind:From the Biological to the Artificial

  • 17922BIONB 1220  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Wandering Naturalists:Value of Cont Ramblings

  • 17923BIONB 1220  SEM 102

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

BIONB 2210

General introduction to the field of animal behavior. Topics include evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, chemical ecology, communication, orientation and navigation. BIONB2210 ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1370BIONB 2210  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2220. Enrollment limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc. Four-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Three credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week and writing assignments.

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1371BIONB 2210  LEC 002

  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2220. Enrollment limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc. Four-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Three credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week and writing assignments.

  •  1372BIONB 2210  DIS 201

  •  1373BIONB 2210  DIS 202

  •  4250BIONB 2210  DIS 203

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  • 16169BIONB 2210  DIS 205

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  • 16170BIONB 2210  DIS 206

  •  4252BIONB 2210  DIS 207

  •  4253BIONB 2210  DIS 208

  • 16171BIONB 2210  DIS 209

  •  4254BIONB 2210  DIS 210

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  • 16172BIONB 2210  DIS 212

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BIONB 3220

Covers comparative and evolutionary approaches to the study of the relationship between reproductive hormones and sexual behavior in vertebrates, including humans. Also hormonal contributions to other ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 3220PSYCH 7220

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3935BIONB 3220  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: Any one of the following: Psych 2230, NB2210, NB 2220 or one year of introductory biology plus a course in psychology.

BIONB 3240

This course is designed to provide an introduction to experimental research on the neural basis of behavior and cognition in animals.  Topics will include basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, neural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 3240PSYCH 6240

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4223BIONB 3240  LAB 401

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    • Smith, D

  • Prerequisite: PSYCH 2230 or BIONB 2220, may be taken concurrently with these courses. Course fee: Lab fee $100. Permission of instructor required.

BIONB 3300

Covers the basic ideas and techniques involved in computational neuroscience. Surveys diverse topics, including neural dynamics of small networks of cells, neural coding, learning in neural networks and ... view course details

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  • 16156BIONB 3300  LEC 001

  • BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

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  • 16157BIONB 3300  LEC 002

  • BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

  • 16158BIONB 3300  LAB 401

BIONB 3950

Focuses on how different molecular and genetic approaches have led to major advances in neuroscience. Lectures, student presentations, and discussions examine original research articles. Topics include ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16147BIONB 3950  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3320.

BIONB 4200

Courses on selected topics in neurobiology and behavior; can include lecture and seminar courses. Topics vary by section; see Class Roster. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Animal Migration, Navigation & homing: Sense Aspec

  • 17893BIONB 4200  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: Prior course in biology. In this class we will consider what cues animals use to orient. Orientation may be over short distances, like a mite trying to find the ear of a moth, or long distance as in an Arctic tern’s 48,000 mile yearly travels.

BIONB 4220

Intensive lecture and computer lab course on modeling strategies and techniques in the study of behavioral evolution. Population-genetic (including quantitative-genetic), static optimization, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16148BIONB 4220  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2210, one year of calculus, course in probability or statistics, or permission of instructor. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

BIONB 4320

Almost all behaviors-from speech to a cross court forehand-are mediated by the contraction of muscles. This course examines the neural origins of motor behavior, from simple reflexes to complex learned ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16149BIONB 4320  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or ECE 2100 and permission of instructor. Please send a brief statement of your interest in the class and what year you will be in Fall 2018 (e.g., senior, junior) to jhg285.

BIONB 4330

A course examining the core disciplines of cognitive science using varied themes from semester to semester. view course details

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  •   Combined with: COGST 4310PSYCH 4320

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Inconvenient Truths: A Realistic Look at Human Nat

  •  4614BIONB 4330  LEC 001

BIONB 4700

Overview of the diversity of modern biophysical experimental techniques used in the study of biophysical systems at the cellular and molecular level. view course details

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BIONB 4980

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses.  This experience may include supervised participation in a ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4136BIONB 4980  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dietz, S

  • Undergraduate Teaching Experience in BIONB 2210 - Introduction to Behavior.

BIONB 7200

Designed to provide several study groups each semester on specialized topics. A group may meet for whatever period is judged adequate to enable coverage of the selected topics. Discussion of current literature ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Fundamentals of Behavioral Network Function

  • 16999BIONB 7200  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 AND permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to: 15 graduate students and upper-level undergraduates. Interested students should contact Prof. Harris-Warrick (rmh4), who will provide an enrollment code, if appropriate. Description: Networks that drive behavior are formed from neurons with complex intrinsic electrophysiological properties, connected by synapses that are highly plastic and variable. This course will read literature and discuss how these networks drive flexible behavior, at a cellular level of analysis. Topics include: using combinations of ion channels to build neurons with different firing properties; principles of network connectivity; mechanisms shaping different components of the behavior (ex., intensity, phasing, rhythm); modulatory inputs and plasticity mechanisms driving variable output from an anatomically fixed network; and evolution of neural networks. Examples will include Central Pattern Generators for locomotion and respiration, as well as other systems in vertebrates and invertebrates of the students’ choice.

BIONB 7201

A weekly journal club-style discussion. Graduate students may be expected to present a summary of their research or a summary of research in the literature related to their thesis once per year. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1374BIONB 7201  DIS 201

  • Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates.

BIONB 7202

A weekly journal club-style discussion. Graduate students may be expected to present a summary of their research or a summary of research in the literature related to their thesis once per year. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1375BIONB 7202  DIS 201

  • Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates.

BIONB 7210

Designed to assist students in mapping their graduate careers and in choosing and pursuing transformative and tractable thesis topics. The core of the course will be open-ended discussions directed by ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4437BIONB 7210  SEM 101

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    • Webster, M

  • Requirement for: graduate students majoring in neurobiology and behavior. Corequisite: BIONB 2210 and 2220.

BIONB 7640

Group intensive study of current research in plant-insect interactions. Topics vary from semester to semester but include chemical defense, coevolution, insect community structure, population regulation, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3629BIONB 7640  SEM 101

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    • Agrawal, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

  • Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates. May be repeated for credit.