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Neurobiology II: Integrative Neurobiology
Neur 8020 (CRN 15917) | Biol 8020 (CRN 15924)

Location:  TAB |  Time: 1:00 - 2:45 Tues / Thurs
Website:
http://tinyurl.com/neur8020
Course Information

Professors:
Paul S. Katz  pkatz@gsu.edu, 3-5398
Aras Petrulis
  apetrulis@gsu.edu, 3-6290

Spring 2015 Course Schedule:  The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary.

 Date Topic Assignment Lecturer Additional Info
 1/12 T
 Orientation and Introduction
Slides (pptx file)
 Katz / Petrulis

1/14 Th
Evolution and 
 Neuroanatomy
Kandel Ch 15,16, 52 | Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Gallant, Science 2014
 Katz
 1/19 T
 Sensory systems / Somatosensory
Kandel Ch 21 | Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Mancusco, Nature 2009
 Katz 
 1/21 Th
 Chemical Senses
Kandel Ch 32 | Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Chen et al. 2011
 Katz
 1/26 T
Chem senses  -pheromone
Kandel Ch 22-24
Quiz (see e-mail)
 Petrulis 
 1/27 T
Chemical control of Social behavior
Assignment (pdf) Due Sat 1/31, 5pm

 Petrulis
 2/2 W
 Vision 1
Kandel Ch 25,26 | Slides (pptx)
Disc: Helmstaedter Nature 2013
 Katz

 2/4 Th
 Vision 2
Kandel Ch 27-29 | Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Zirnsak Nature 2014
 Katz 
 2/9 T
 Auditory 1

Exam 1 concepts
 Katz
 
 2/11 Th
 Auditory 2   Katz
 
 2/16 T
 Review  
 Kandel Ch 30 | Slides (pptx)
 Katz/Petrulis
 
 2/18 Th
Exam 1
Kandel Ch 31 | Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Barton PNAS 2012
 Katz

 2/23 T Motor Systems 1 Kandel Ch 33-36 | Slides (pptx)
 Katz 
 2/25 Th Motor Systems 2
Kandel Ch 37, 43 | Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Matyas Science 2010
 Katz 
 3/1 T Motor Learning
 Kandel Ch 40, 42 | Slides (pptx)
 Katz
 3/3 ThLearning & Memory 1
 Petrulis 
 3/8 TLearning & Memory 2 

Petrulis

 3/10 Th
 Learning & Memory 3 
 Petrulis 
 3/14 - 18
 Spring Break
   
 3/22 T
Review
Kandel Ch 65-67 - Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Volk et al, 2013
 Petrulis / Katz
 
 3/24 Th
Exam 2

  
 3/29 T
Reward ReinforcementKandel Ch 65-67 - Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Merlo et al, 2014
 Petrulis 
 3/31 Th
Ingestion BehaviorKandel Ch 65-67 - Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Ramirez et al, 2013
 Petrulis
 4/5 T
Hormones & Behavior 1
Kandel Ch 49 (pp 1095-1103) - Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Oka et al, 2015
 Petrulis 
 4/7 Th
Hormones & Behavior 2
Background reading - Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Lenz et al, 2013
 Petrulis 
 4/12 T
 Aggression and DefenseBackground reading - Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Haga et al, 2010
 Petrulis
 4/14 Th
 Navigation
Kandel Ch 47-48 - Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Goodson et al, 2012
 Katz 
 4/19 T
 Affiliation Behavior   
Background reading - Slides (pptx)
Discussion: Resendez et al, 2012
 Petrulis,
 
 4/21 Th
 Review session
 
 Petrulis / Katz 
 4/26 T
 Final exam
 10:45 - 1:15