Header image for the course page

Biology Courses

We have a time and place for you

Genes, Brains, and Behavior

Biology And Biomedical Sciences 3422 - Fall 2020

Genetic studies of physiological systems underlying animal behavior, including the genetic basis for normal and abnormal behaviors in animals and humans. Topics include: history of behavioral genetics; the ongoing debate about "nature vs. nurture"; contributions of genetic model systems including the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, zebrafish, the mouse Mus musculus, and other animal models; molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of behavioral phenotypes; the emerging role of epigenetics in regulating nervous-system functions and behavior; the use of genetic and genomic analyses in studies of human behavior and psychiatric disorders. Prereq: Bio 2970
Course Attributes: FA NSMBU SCIAR NSMAS NSM

Section 01

Genes, Brains, and Behavior
INSTRUCTOR: Ben-Shahar
View Course Listing

Section A

Genes, Brains, and Behavior
INSTRUCTOR: Ben-Shahar
View Course Listing