The nervous system is our liaison with the world. Tissues, organs, and molecules of the nervous system are identified. Brain anatomy, the action potential, neurons and neurotransmitters are discussed. Brain mechanisms underlying learning and memory, reproduction and addiction are examined. Conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia are discussed. Three hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 101 - BIO 102, BIO 211, BIO 312 or PSY 415. This course fulfills the Functional Organismic requirement. Also fulfills the Capstone requirement for Neuroscience and Biology.