Biology | Topical Issues in Biology: Brain Evolution
L410 | 29900 | Goodson, J

Brain Evolution
Prof. James L. Goodson, instructor
Spring 2010
Tues-Thurs 2:30-3:45
JH 248

This class will cover basic issues in comparative neuroanatomy and
the evolution of vertebrates brains, although an overview of
invertebrate nervous systems will also be provided. Evolution in
structure will be examined in relation to ecology, behavior, and
cognition. A major focus will be placed on developmental and
historical constraints that influence the evolutionary lability of
vertebrate brains. Prerequisite: PSY-P 346 (previously P346).