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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:Flocks, Swarms &Crowds--How Order Emerges

  • 17273BIONB 1220  SEM 101

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BIONB 2220

An introduction to neuroscience: the structure and function of the nervous system of humans and other animals. Topics include the cellular and molecular basis for cell signaling, the functions of neurons ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4196BIONB 2220  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: one year of college level biology for majors (comparative physiology and/or cell and developmental biology are recommended) and one year of chemistry. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2210. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week with problem sets and writing assignments (recommended); 5 credits with one or two disc per week and participation in Writing in the Majors program; 4- or 5-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc (contact lmm8@cornell.edu to choose disc section). Limited to 12 students in 5-credit option (students may not preregister for 5-credit option; interested students complete application form on first day of class).

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4197BIONB 2220  LEC 002

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  • Prerequisite: one year of college level biology for majors (comparative physiology and/or cell and developmental biology are recommended) and one year of chemistry. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2210. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week with problem sets and writing assignments (recommended); 5 credits with one or two disc per week and participation in Writing in the Majors program; 4- or 5-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc (contact lmm8@cornell.edu to choose disc section). Limited to 12 students in 5-credit option (students may not preregister for 5-credit option; interested students complete application form on first day of class).

  •  4198BIONB 2220  DIS 201

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  •  4449BIONB 2220  DIS 202

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  • 15585BIONB 2220  DIS 203

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  • 15596BIONB 2220  DIS 204

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  • 15597BIONB 2220  DIS 205

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  • 15598BIONB 2220  DIS 206

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  • 15599BIONB 2220  DIS 207

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  • 15600BIONB 2220  DIS 208

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  • 15601BIONB 2220  DIS 209

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  • 15602BIONB 2220  DIS 210

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 5 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4450BIONB 2220  LEC 003

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  • Prerequisite: one year of college level biology for majors (comparative physiology and/or cell and developmental biology are recommended) and one year of chemistry. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2210. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week with problem sets and writing assignments (recommended); 5 credits with one or two disc per week and participation in Writing in the Majors program; 4- or 5-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc (contact lmm8@cornell.edu to choose disc section). Limited to 12 students in 5-credit option (students may not preregister for 5-credit option; interested students complete application form on first day of class).

  • 15603BIONB 2220  DIS 211

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BIONB 3280

Surveys the approaches that have been or are currently being used in order to understand the biological bases for learning and memory. Topics include invertebrate, "simple system" approaches, avian song ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 3320

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4497BIONB 3280  LEC 001

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BIONB 3690

Why are chilies so spicy? This course examines the chemical basis of interactions between species and is intended for students with a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology. Focuses on the ecology and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 3690ENTOM 3690

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1854BIONB 3690  LEC 001

    • MWFCorson-Mudd A106
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

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  • Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course and one semester introductory chemistry for majors or nonmajors or equivalents, or permission of instructor.

BIONB 4140

Undergraduate course surveying system- and organ-related aspects of pharmacology. Topics include mechanisms of drug action; drug disposition; pharmacokinetics; autonomic pharmacology; pharmacology ... view course details

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  • 15395BIONB 4140  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites: Animal Physiology (BIOAP 3110) or Human Anatomy and Physiology (NS 3410).

BIONB 4200

Courses on selected topics in neurobiology and behavior; can include lecture and seminar courses. See course roster for offerings. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/UnSat

  • Topic: Microcircuits of the Neocortex

  • 15698BIONB 4200  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220.

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  • 2 Credits Sat/UnSat

  • Topic: Frontiers in Neuroscience

  • 15699BIONB 4200  LEC 002

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 7200

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Sexual Selection and Macroevolution

  • 15821BIONB 4200  LEC 003

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2210.

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  • Topic: Evol Dev Hormone Beh Relation

  • 16883BIONB 4200  LEC 004

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Vision and Art

  • 17471BIONB 4200  LEC 005

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BIONB 4250

The goal is to develop a broad understanding of electrical signaling in organismal tissues, to appreciate the diverse information processing capabilities of this modality in the human brain and as far ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15383BIONB 4250  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

BIONB 4300

Experiments include PCR, cloning of DNA fragments, RNA purification, restriction digests, bacterial transformation, DNA sequencing, and protein interactions. Experiments emphasize how molecular techniques ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15382BIONB 4300  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Deitcher, D

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BIONB 4330

Topic: Imagination and Creativity view course details

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  • Topic: Brains, Behavior & Computation

  •  4701BIONB 4330  LEC 001

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BIONB 4350

Examination of the mechanisms by which animals acquire, process, store, and act on information from the environment. Topics to be covered include perception, learning, memory, decision-making, with special ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15384BIONB 4350  LEC 001

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BIONB 4370

This class examines the neural circuits of motivated behavior and reward, and involves the critical reading and discussion of classic and contemporary papers in this subject. Topics include neural processes ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16535BIONB 4370  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 and instructor consent.

BIONB 4460

How do plants respond to herbivore attack? What are the molecular, plant hormonal, metabolic mechanisms of these responses? What ecological consequences do these responses have for the fitness of the plants ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 4460

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15795BIONB 4460  LEC 001

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BIONB 4530

Advanced course in evolutionary biology focusing on the pattern and process of speciation and the nature and origin of behavioral, morphological, physiological, and ecological traits that form the intrinsic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOEE 4530

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15800BIONB 4530  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIOEE 1780 and BIOMG 2800 or equivalents, or permission of instructor. Limited to 40 students.

  • 15830BIONB 4530  DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Harrison, R

      Shaw, K

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BIONB 4910

Laboratory-oriented course designed to teach the concepts and tools of cellular neurophysiology, including extracellular and intracellular electrophysiological techniques, and computer acquisition and ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BME 4910ECE 4910

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2530BIONB 4910  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or written permission of instructor. S-U or letter grades for students outside Neurobiology and Behavior concentration and graduate students, by permission of instructor.

  •  2531BIONB 4910  LAB 401

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    • Johnson, B

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  •  2532BIONB 4910  LAB 402

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    • Johnson, B

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BIONB 4980

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2533BIONB 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Students must register using individual study form. Enrollment form can be found here: https://dust.cals.cornell.edu/IndStudyPolicy.aspx.

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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  •   Combined with: BIONB 4200

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Sexual selection & macroevolution

  • 15939BIONB 7200  LEC 001

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  • Topic: Evol Dev Hormone Beh Relation

  • 16884BIONB 7200  LEC 002

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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. BIONB ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  2534BIONB 7201  DIS 201

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  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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. BioNB ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  2535BIONB 7202  DIS 201

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  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

BIONB 7210

A graduate-level seminar with presentations from lecturers in BIONB 2210 and BIONB 2220. Discussions of current research in the area of neurobiology or behavior that have been presented in the lecture ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/UnSat

  •  3066BIONB 7210  SEM 101

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  • Co-requisite: BIONB 2220. Requirement for first-year graduate students in the Field of Neurobiology and Behavior.

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

  •  4084BIONB 7640  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

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  • Permission of instructor required for undergraduate students. May be repeated for credit.