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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


PSYC 53.11 Comparative Neurobiology of Social Interaction

Because animals evolved from a common ancestor, they share not only features of their external morphology, but also aspects of their neurobiology. This course focuses specifically on the neurobiology of social interactions. It takes a comparative approach to assess when neural systems are conserved and when neural systems have converged in function in response to similar selective pressures. The course will be organized into modules that address five topic areas: mate choice, parental care, territoriality/aggression, communication/language, and group living. Examples will be drawn from case studies including song learning in birds, communication in bees, and perception of emotion in humans.

Instructor

Symes

Cross Listed Courses

BIOL 33

Prerequisite

One of: BIOL 14, BIOL 16, PSYC 1, PSYC 6; or instructor permission

Distributive and/or World Culture

SCI

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Offered

18S: 2