Archived Versions

9.01 Neuroscience and Behavior

As taught in: Fall 2003

A diagram demonstrating the evolutionary expansion of the vertebrate brain.

Evolutionary expansion of the vertebrate brain. (Image by Prof. Gerald Schneider.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Gerald Schneider

Course Features

Course Description

This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep and dreaming, motivation and reward, emotional displays of various types, "higher functions" and the neocortex, and neural processes in learning and memory.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mp3, .rm.