MCDB 459 - Brain States and Behavior
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 305, MCDB 351 or 352.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

How are brain states, such as sleep and wakefulness, attention, and motivation generated? How do these states affect sensory processing and behavior? How are memories encoded and stored, and how do brain states affect these processes? This course provides students with an overview of recent studies using electrophysiological, genetic, and behavioral techniques aimed at answering these questions.

Course Requirements:

Course grades will be based on: 1) in-class quizzes given prior to weekly paper discussions, 2) participation in in-class discussion of assigned readings, 3) take-home problem sets posted on C-Tools, 4) a short (2-3 page) written research proposal, and 5) written critiques of classmates research proposals.

Intended Audience:

This course is geared to upper-level Biology, CMB, and Neuroscience majors, and graduate students.

Class Format:

There will be two ninety-minute classes each week. Classes will be a mixture of interactive lectures aimed at introducing new techniques or concepts, discussion of research articles, and group work.

MCDB 459 - Brain States and Behavior
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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