- Schedule of Classes - March 24, 2019 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - March 24, 2019 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.
This class examines the neural circuits of motivated behavior. We will critically read and discuss classic and current papers in this subject. Topics may include the neural substrates of goal-directed behavior, threat avoidance and escape, homeostatic behaviors such as eating and drinking, social behavior, and cost-benefit decision making.
When Offered Spring (offered alternate years).
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 25 students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 and permission of instructor.
Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS)
- Students will be able to critically read and understand the primary literature in motivated behavior.
- Students will be able to discuss the major current and historical debates in the field.
- Students will be able to identify questions raised in the scientific literature and use these questions to develop hypotheses.
- Students will be able to design experiments to test their hypotheses.
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