Syllabus Reading List Term Paper

Reading List: BIOH 420 – NEUROETHOLOGY (Spring 2017)

1/12: Introduction

No assigned readings

1/17-1/19: Fixed Action Patterns and Innate Releasing Mechanisms

1/24-1/26: Sound Localization in Barn Owls

1/31-2/2: Bat Echolocation: Ethology and Neurophysiology

2/7-2/9: Electric Fish

2/14: Animal Communication 1: Insects

2/16-2/21: Animal Communication 2: Songbirds

2/23-2/28: Animal Communication 3: Humans and Primates

3/2: Insect Navigation & Prediction

3/7-3/9: Mammalian Navigation: Hippocampal Place Cells

3/21-3/23: Insect Flight, Command Neurons and Central Pattern Generators

3/28-3/30: Schooling, Swarming and Flocking

Presenters: Curry, Fisher

3/30-4/4: Olfaction: Behavior and Coding

4/6-4/11: Cognition

Presenters: Olsen, Evilsizer, *Walker, ???

4/13-4/18: Natural Stimuli and Behavior in the Lab

Presenters: Pool, Curry, Gortmaker, ???

4/20-4/25: Decision Making/Neuroeconomics

Presenters: Walker, Rosa, Dolan, Nunemaker

4/27: Attention and Neuromodulation