Psychology | Development of Brain & Behavior
P410 | 3792 | D.Sengelaub & J. Alberts


During development, a few cells are transformed into a mature,
functioning, and incredibly complex brain, contained within a body
that exhibits organized, functional behavioral capacities.  In this
course we will take both a cellular and an organismal approach,
looking into some of the current research attempting to discover some
of the principles of this transformation.  As the brain matures so do
perception, motor capability, cognition and social behavior.  With a
developmental approach, links can be made between changes in brain
structure and changes in behavior.  The process of development
involves genetic, environmental and experiential information -- the
nature of this ensemble and the effect of alterations in it give us
our best clues on how brains and behaviors grow, develop, and evolve.