NSCI 0252

Behavioral Neuroscience

Fundamentals of Behavioral Neuroscience
Behavioral neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that combines approaches and knowledge from psychology, biology, and chemistry to further our understanding of human and non-human animal behavior. In this course, you will study the interrelationships among elements of the nervous systems, co-functioning bodily systems, and behavioral output such as emotions, sex, memory, consciousness, sleep, and language. You will be given an opportunity to apply your knowledge from NSCI 0251 of the nervous system at the micro and macro levels and will revisit the basic concepts of behavioral genetics and psychopharmacology. This cumulative knowledge base will serve as your foundation for advanced study of neural systems and their relative roles in progressively more complex behaviors such as basic reflexes, motivation, rational thought, neural disorders, and therapeutic efficacy. (PSYC 0105 and NSCI 0251; open to NSCI majors only, others by approval) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.
Prog in Neuroscience
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Spring 2025

NSCI0252A-S25 Lecture
NSCI0252Y-S25 Lab
NSCI0252Z-S25 Lab

Fall 2024

NSCI0252A-F24 Lecture
NSCI0252B-F24 Lecture
NSCI0252W-F24 Lab
NSCI0252X-F24 Lab
NSCI0252Y-F24 Lab
NSCI0252Z-F24 Lab

Spring 2024

NSCI0252A-S24 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252Y-S24 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Z-S24 Lab (Zhai)

Fall 2023

NSCI0252A-F23 Lecture (Parker)
NSCI0252B-F23 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252W-F23 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252X-F23 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Y-F23 Lab (Parker)
NSCI0252Z-F23 Lab (Parker)

Spring 2023

NSCI0252A-S23 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252B-S23 Lecture (Parker)
NSCI0252W-S23 Lab (Parker)
NSCI0252X-S23 Lab (Parker)
NSCI0252Y-S23 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Z-S23 Lab (Zhai)

Fall 2022

NSCI0252A-F22 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252Y-F22 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Z-F22 Lab (Zhai)

Spring 2022

NSCI0252A-S22 Lecture (Parker)
NSCI0252B-S22 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252W-S22 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252X-S22 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Y-S22 Lab (Parker)
NSCI0252Z-S22 Lab (Parker)

Fall 2021

NSCI0252A-F21 Lecture (Cave)
NSCI0252Y-F21 Lab (Cave)
NSCI0252Z-F21 Lab (Cave)

Spring 2021

NSCI0252A-S21 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252Y-S21 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Z-S21 Lab (Zhai)

Fall 2020

NSCI0252A-F20 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252B-F20 Lecture (Cave)
NSCI0252W-F20 Lab (Cave)
NSCI0252X-F20 Lab (Cave)
NSCI0252Y-F20 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Z-F20 Lab (Zhai)

Spring 2020

NSCI0252A-S20 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252Y-S20 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Z-S20 Lab (Zhai)

Fall 2019

NSCI0252A-F19 Lecture (Parker)
NSCI0252Y-F19 Lab (Parker)
NSCI0252Z-F19 Lab (Parker)

Spring 2019

NSCI0252A-S19 Lecture (Cave)
NSCI0252Y-S19 Lab (Cave)
NSCI0252Z-S19 Lab (Cave)

Fall 2018

NSCI0252A-F18 Lecture (Cave)
NSCI0252Y-F18 Lab (Cave)
NSCI0252Z-F18 Lab (Cave)

Spring 2018

NSCI0252A-S18 Lecture (Zhai)
NSCI0252Y-S18 Lab (Zhai)
NSCI0252Z-S18 Lab (Zhai)

Fall 2017

NSCI0252A-F17 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0252Y-F17 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0252Z-F17 Lab (Crocker)

Spring 2017

NSCI0252A-S17 Lecture (Crocker)
NSCI0252Y-S17 Lab (Crocker)
NSCI0252Z-S17 Lab (Crocker)

Fall 2016

NSCI0252A-F16 Lecture (Parker)
NSCI0252Y-F16 Lab (Parker)
NSCI0252Z-F16 Lab (Parker)

Spring 2016

NSCI0252A-S16 Lecture (Parker)
NSCI0252Y-S16 Lab (Parker)
NSCI0252Z-S16 Lab (Parker)