General Course Information
William James said, "Nature in her unfathomable designs had mixed us of clay and flame, of brain and mind, that the two things hang indubitably together and determine each other's being but how or why, no mortal may ever know." William James said everything. Nonetheless, given advances in modern science, you mortals taking Brain and Behavior might begin to come to know: This course provides a survey of the current knowledge of the structure and function of the nervous system, with an emphasis on how this information contributes to our understanding of cognition and behavior. This introduction to neuroscience will demonstrate how different types of information are interpreted and integrated in this interdisciplinary field. Thus, a primary objective of the course is for students to gain insight into how biochemical, cellular, and physiological approaches contribute to our understanding of mental processes and clinical phenomena. See links in "Information Pages" above for further details.