9.01 Neuroscience and Behavior

Fall 2003

Evolutionary expansion of the vertebrate brain.

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

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of audio lectures and a bibliography of readings.

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.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

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

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Prof. Gerald Schneider

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session



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