Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYCH 4350 - Olfaction, Pheromones, and Behavior

Spring. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: introductory biology and course in neurobiology and behavior or biopsychology or 3000-level course in biopsychology or permission of instructor.

R. Johnston.

Covers chemical signals, olfaction, and behavior in vertebrates (including humans), as well as the neurobiology of olfaction and odor-mediated behaviors. Behavioral topics may vary from year to year but include evaluation of and advertisement for mates, aggression and territorial behavior, parental-young interactions, social recognition (species, sex, individual, kin reproductive state, status), memory for odors, odor and endocrine interactions, imprinting, and homing and navigation. Basic aspects of the structure and function of the olfactory system are also covered, including the molecular biology of chemo-reception, olfactory coding, and higher-order processing in the central nervous system. The format includes lectures, discussions, and student presentations.

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