NSCI 0434

Genes, Brain, Behavior

Genes, Brain, and Behavior
What we experience—and how we experience it—is influenced by our unique combination of genes. For better or worse, the gene variants we inherit from our parents contribute to our predispositions to psychological disorders, our personalities, and even the way in which we perceive the world around us. To be clear, anything that you can do or think is in some way influenced by your genes. However, this statement comes with a large caveat: except in the case of (relatively) rare single gene mutations, your genes do not determine but rather contribute to who you are. Working within the field of behavior genetics, we will cover topics such as social behavior, obesity, sexual promiscuity, drug abuse, language, and anxiety. (PSYC/NSCI 0301 or BIOL/NSCI 0370; Open to junior and senior neuroscience or psychology majors only, others by approval)
Prog in Neuroscience
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
PSYC 0434 *


Fall 2014

NSCI0434A-F14 Seminar (Parker)