N164: Functional Neuroanatomy is taught in Spring Quarter by Professor Georg Striedter.

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Dr. Georg Striedter

Prerequisite: BIO SCI N110

Course Objective:

This is an advanced course on nervous system structure and function. The focus of this course is on principles of nervous system organization, asking not only how the nervous system is built and how it works, but also why it is organized as it is. To answer these “why questions” we will often ask what problems organisms face and how the nervous system helps to solve these problems. The course will also challenge the traditional view of brains as being divisible into the sensory and motor side, with cognitive functions interposed.

Sample Syllabus:

#Topic
1Introductions
2Functional Organization of the Brain
3Computing with Neurons
4Brain Protection I
5Brain Protection I
6Brain Maintenance
7MLK Holiday
8Regulating Bodily Function I
9Regulating Bodily Function II
10MIDTERM I
11Motor Reflexes
12Locomotion and Motor Cortex
13Cerebellum
14Localizing Stimuli
15Orienting
16Navigation
17Identifying Stimuli I
18Identifying Stimuli II
19President’s Day
20Identifying Stimuli III
21MIDTERM II
22Arousal and Sleep
23Remembering I
24Remembering II
25Selecting Actions and Goals I
26Selecting Actions and Goals II
27Prefrontal Cortex
28Brain Evolution
29Sex and Individual Differences
30Catch-Up/Review
31FINAL