BEHN 631 - Comparative Functional Neuroanatomy

Credit Hours: 3
Course Director: C. Meshul
Next offered:  Fall 2016

Students who complete this course will have a basic understanding of the neuroanatomy of the brain, with a focus on mammalian brain, and especially its relationship to behavior. Students will learn about brain regions or pathways in the context of the specific behaviors with which they are associated, including sensory pathways, the cerebellum, motor systems as they relate to neurodegenerative diseases, the reward and the limbic system, sleep and circadian pathways, the cortex as it relates to structure and function, the hippocampus and amygdala as it relates to learning and memory, and the hypothalamus as it relates to stress, feeding behavior and reproduction.