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Biology (BIOL)

Faculty of Science
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

BIOL 4317 [0.5 credit]

Neuroethology: The Neural Basis of Animal Behaviour

The proximate mechanisms underlying animal behaviour are examined focusing on how nervous systems evolve in response to environmental selection pressures. Topics include genetic and hormonal influences on behaviour (e.g. maternal care), unique sensory worlds (e.g. magnetic), and various levels of neural integration, from simple reflexes to complex social behaviour.
Prerequisites: BIOL 3305, or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.

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