Natural Science II: Brain and Behavior

The relationship of the bran to behavior, beginning with the basic elements that make up the nervous system and how electrical and chemical signals in the brain work to effect behavior. Using this foundation, we examine how the brain learns and how it creates new behaviors, together with the brain mechanisms that are involved in sensory experience, movement, hunger and thirst, sexual behaviors, the experience of emotions, perception and cognition, memory and the brain's plasticity. Other key topics include whether certain behavioral disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can be accounted for by changes in the function of the brain, and how drugs can alter behavior and brain function.

Begin Course

University

NYU

Professor

Wendy Suzuki

Lectures

24 Lectures

University

MIT

Professor

Alan Blinder

Prerequisites

Photovoltaics

Bubbles

12 Bubbles