N110: Neurobiology and Behavior is taught Spring Quarter by Professor Raju Metherate, Gyorgy Lur, and Michael Leon.

Dr Raju Metherate

Dr. Raju Metherate


Dr. Gyorgy Lur


Dr. Michael Leon

Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO SCI 99

Restriction: Students who require this class for completion of their degree have first consideration for enrollment.

Course Objective:

Consideration of the evolution of behavior, including ethological and psychological aspects and analysis of neuroanatomical, neurochemical, neurophysiological, and neuroendocrine systems underlying basic behavioral processes.

Sample Syllabus:

# Topic
Block 1 Instructor – Dr. Raju Metherate
1 Overview and Neuroanatomy
2 Neural Signals are Electrical
3 Membrane Permeability
4 Action Potential
5 Hodgkin-Huxley Axon
6 Ion Channels
7 Synaptic Transmission I
8 Synaptic Transmission I
9 Neurotransmitters and Receptors
Block 2 Instructor – Dr. Gyorgy Lur
1 Introduction – Sensory Systems
2 Eye Structure and Function
3 Receptive Fields in the Retina
4 Visual System I
5 Visual System II
6 Visual System and Developmental Plasticity
7 Auditory System
9 Somatosensory System
10 Somatosensory System and Adulty Plasticity
Block 3 Instructor – Dr. Michael Leon
1 Memory
2 Sexual Differentiation
3 Brain Development
4 Addiction
5 Sleep
6 Stress
7 Alzheimer’s Disease
8 Depression
9 Eating