BIOL 320 (Winter)

Evolution of Brain and Behaviour


Instructor(s):
S. Woolley (Coordinator)
N4/8
(514) 398-2324
sarah.woolley@mcgill.ca
J. Sakata N4/8 (514) 398-3636 jon.sakata@mcgill.ca
 
Workload:
3 credits (2-1-6)
Prerequisites:
NSCI 201 or BIOL 306.
       
Contents:
The diversity of behaviour that exists across vertebrate taxa is rooted in variation in the organization and structure of specific neuroanatomical circuits. We will examine how particular brain systems differ across species and how these species differences in neuroanatomy contribute to species differences in behaviour. This course will build upon rudimentary principles of neuroscience, behavioural control, and evolution.
       
Readings:
Readings will be taken from textbooks as well as journal articles.
Method:
2 hours lecture and 1 hour mandatory seminar per week
Evaluation:
Midterm and final exams, short written assignments, class participation

 


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Last update: March 21, 2017