BB 3080: Neurobiology

Category I (offered at least 1x per Year)
Units 1/3

The nervous system underlies every aspect of our behavior, including sensation, movement, emotion, and cognition. In this course, students will develop an understanding of neurobiology at several levels, from the physiology of individual neurons, through the functioning of neural circuits, and finally to the behavior of neural systems such as vision, motion, and memory. The class will be based on lectures accompanied by in-class activities, and will include weekly discussion of a paper from the scientific literature. The class will focus each year on a guiding theme, such as a particular neurotransmitter system, and will emphasize research on human neurological problems, such as schizophrenia, addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism. Students may not receive credit for both BB 4080 and BB 3080.


a working knowledge of concepts related to the anatomy and physiology of movement and communication (BB 3101 or equivalent).