Neuroscience and Behavior
Course SummaryThis 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.
(Note: Only audio recordings of the lectures are available)
Reading Material1. Textbook (MIT 9.01): Biological Psychology
Rosenzweig, Mark R., Arnold L. Leiman, and S. Marc Breedlove. Biological Psychology. 3rd ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2002. ISBN: 0878937099.
2. Supplementary Textbook (MIT 9.01): Fundamental Neuroanatomy
Nauta, Walle J. H., and Michael Feirtag. Fundamental Neuroanatomy. Anatomical drawings by Carol Donner. New York, NY: W.H. Freeman, 1986. ISBN: 0716717220.
3. Supplementary Textbook (MIT 9.01): The Triumph of the Embryo
Wolpert, Lewis. The Triumph of the Embryo. With illustrations drawn by Debra Skinner. Oxford (England); New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1991. ISBN: 0198542437.
4. Supplementary Textbook (MIT 9.01): Cognitive Neuroscience
Gazzaniga, Michael S., Richard B. Ivry, and George R. Mangun. Cognitive Neuroscience. The Biology of the Mind. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998. ISBN: 0393972194.
Course Material1. Assignments (MIT 9.01)
Writing assigments for the course 9.01 Neuroscience and Behaviour
2. Exam questions (MIT 9.01)
Sample exam questions for the course 9.01 Neuroscience and Behavior