IB 460: Evolution of Intelligent Systems

Course Details

Description: Investigates the evolution of cognitive specializations in neural systems across Eukaryota. Examines gross anatomy alongside a detailed examination of microstructure across the nervous system as it supports perceptual and decision-making processes. Lab time will provide students hands-on brain dissection, histology, and microscopy experience, while lecture will focus on explaining the mechanisms of cognition and the evolution of brain organization. Assignments enable the motivated student to develop professional skills and hone their scholarly interests. Course Information: Same as NEUR 460. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: IB 302 or consent of instructor. Restricted to Junior, Senior or Graduate students.
Cross List: NEUR 460
IB Area(s):A3
Course Offered in Semester(s): Fall
Offered Only: Even Years
Course Schedule: U of I Course Explorer Schedule
Syllabus: PDF of Course Syllabus