Middlebury

NSCI 0420

Neurogenetics

Neurogenetics
Nature versus nurture? Genes or environment? Age-old questions of those seeking to understand behavior. If genes can encode hair color, eye color, why can't genes encode aspects of behavior? This seminar will explore the evidence that genes do indeed influence animal behavior by examining three biological processes common across diverse taxa: circadian rhythms, mating behavior, and learning. We will read the primary literature, critically evaluate the data, and design new experiments to address open questions. (BIOL 145, BIOL 140 recommended; Open to Juniors and Seniors). 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Neuroscience
Department:
Prog in Neuroscience
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
BIOL 0420 *

Sections

Fall 2021

NSCI0420A-F21 Seminar (Ernstrom)

Spring 2020

NSCI0420A-S20 Seminar (Ernstrom)

Spring 2019

NSCI0420A-S19 Seminar (Ernstrom)

Fall 2013

NSCI0420A-F13 Seminar (Ernstrom)