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BRAIN TO BEHAVIOR
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Queensland - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectBiological Sciences
Number & Suffix: 123
Full UC Title: BRAIN TO BEHAVIOR 
Transcript Title: BRAIN TO BEHAVIOR 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The science of neuroethology links brain function to natural behavior. This course explores the neural and molecular mechanisms that drive animal behavior, elucidating how the nervous system translates biologically relevant stimuli into behavioral activity. Examples from the animal world demonstrate how these mechanisms have evolved and adapted to specific challenges of their environment. The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of neuroscientific approaches to behavioural research in invertebrate model organisms. Students gain an understanding of how quite complex behaviours can in some cases be reduced to relatively simple detect and respond reflexes. Topics include odor-guided navigation and pheromone communication, visual processing of colors and shapes, marine neuroethology, neuroscience of circadian rhythms, the molecular basis of learning and memory, and the genetic basis of animal cognition. We touch on the emerging field of bio-robotics, where principles of insect sensory integration and locomotion are incorporated into robot design. The course is designed for students with a background in biology, neuroscience, or psychology. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: BRAIN TO BEHAVIOUR 
Partner University Department: Biological Science 
Partner University Course Number: BIOL3239