Fall 2022

Systems Neuroscience

Listed in: Neuroscience, as NEUR-245

Moodle site: Course


John-Paul Baird (Section 01)


The course will survey behavioral neurobiological systems. Students will explore recent research findings in areas pertaining to the role of neural circuits in several behavioral processes including but not limited to echolocation, mating, prey location, flight control, spatial navigation, song development in birds, mineral appetites, social functions, aggression, and learning and memory mechanisms in several species. Through instructor supervision, discussion, group presentations, and peer review, each student develops a specific research project that results in a research proposal. The course will place significant emphasis on the development of writing skills. Key goals of the course are to prepare juniors for upper-level seminars and to provide an intensive literature-research and writing experience. This course will count as a Group A/List A elective course for the neuroscience major.

If Overenrolled: priority to majors


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022