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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: Science Communication through Storytelling

  • 18335BIONB 1220  SEM 101

  • 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. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1321BIONB 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1322BIONB 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.

  •  1323BIONB 2210  DIS 201

  •  1324BIONB 2210  DIS 202

  •  3766BIONB 2210  DIS 203

  •  3767BIONB 2210  DIS 204

  •  4192BIONB 2210  DIS 206

  •  3769BIONB 2210  DIS 208

  •  4193BIONB 2210  DIS 209

  •  3770BIONB 2210  DIS 210

  •  3771BIONB 2210  DIS 211

  •  4194BIONB 2210  DIS 212

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PSYCH 3220PSYCH 7220

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3504BIONB 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 3230

This course provides hands-on experience with modern methods for studying animal behavior both in the field and in the laboratory. Class projects will be complemented with a series of workshops ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17006BIONB 3230  LEC 001

  • 17007BIONB 3230  LAB 401

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PSYCH 3240PSYCH 6240

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3748BIONB 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 3920

Introduction to neuropharmacology, with an emphasis on the neural mechanisms of psychoactive drugs. Topics include a brief introduction to neuropharmacology and a discussion of the major neurotransmitter ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16168BIONB 3920  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or equivalent course in neurobiology by permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite: knowledge of biochemistry. Dis TBA. P

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Microcircuits of the Cortex

  •  4402BIONB 4200  LEC 001

  • The neocortex lies at the surface of mammalian brains and is critical for sensation, motor planning, cognition and consciousness. It has an insanely complex internal structure, with at least six distinct layers and dozens of unique cell types. Recent optical and genetic tools in neuroscience have made long elusive aspects of cortical function increasingly tractable. In this course, students will read and present recent contributions from the primary literature. This class is a student led workshop. Each week, two students will collaboratively present a topic. The first student will present an overview of the research topic. The second student will present the research article for the week. Each student will present twice (once in each slot). Everyone must do the readings each week and come prepared to discuss the science. There will be ample time for discussion and questions which are strongly encouraged. The main goals for the course are: (1) Learn how to critically read the primary scientific literature. (2) Learn how to give concise, organized oral presentations to peers (3) Conquer fear

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Undergrad J Club: Animal Behav

  • 17180BIONB 4200  LEC 002

  • Prerequisites: BIONB 2210 or BIOEE 1780 or permission of instructor.

BIONB 4380

This course is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in computational methods for analyzing neural and behavioral data. Potential topics include signal processing, spectral ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17623BIONB 4380  LEC 001

  • Basic calculus is recommended. This course is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in computational methods for analyzing neural and behavioral data. Potential topics include signal processing, spectral analysis, information theory, cluster analysis, fitting parametrized models and maximum entropy models. We will also look at applications of modern machine learning techniques to scoring, analyzing and interpreting data. Although the course will be geared towards students who are new to computational methods, familiarity with calculus is recommended. Students will be asked to give a short oral presentation at the end of the semester on the use of methods from the class to analyze a real dataset.

BIONB 4700

Overview of the diversity of modern biophysical experimental techniques used in the study of biophysical systems at the molecular, cellular, and population level. Emphasis is placed on groundbreaking methods ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEP 4700BME 5700VETMM 4700

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1325BIONB 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1326BIONB 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3921BIONB 7210  SEM 101

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3243BIONB 7640  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

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