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  Aug 21, 2017
 
 
    
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Catalogue 2017-2018

Neuroscience and Behavior Program


Director: Kelli A. Duncan;

Participating Faculty: Abigail A. Baird (Psychology), Hadley C. Bergstroma (Psychology), John Mark Cleaveland (Psychology), Kelli A. Duncan (Biology), Megan D. Gall (Biology), Kevin Holloway (Psychology), John H. Long, Jr. (Biology), Kathleen M. Susman (Biology), Justin C. Touchon (Biology), Susan Trumbetta (Psychology), Bojana Zupan (Psychology)b;

a On leave 2017/18, first semester

b On leave 2017/18, second semester

Neuroscience and Behavior is an interdisciplinary program which applies the perspectives and techniques of both biology and psychology to the study of the brain and behavior. Neuroscientists are interested in how the interactions of brain, body, and environment contribute to animal (including human) behavior. Neuroscientists study the structure and function of the nervous system, the development and evolution of neural and behavioral systems, and interactions among behavior, environment, physiology, and heredity.

This program is ideal for those students with interests in the biological and psychological sciences. A concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior can prepare students for graduate study in biology, psychology, or the neurosciences.

Programs

Major

Approved Courses

Courses

Neuroscience and Behavior