This course investigates current empirical and theoretical understanding of how humans and animals make decisions. We start from early economic theories and merge this with the basic neurobiology of neural circuits involved in choice. The course has a mixed format of lecture and in-class demonstrations. No prerequisite courses in neuroscience are required. The textbooks are: Read more about NEUR3680: Decision Making and the Brain
This is one of the core courses for neuroscience students, but is well attended by students from other disciplines. It focuses on the structure and function of the human nervous system, building from cellular processes, to synaptic transmission and plasticity, to network-level function of basic sensory and motor systems. We cover about 3/4 of the excellent textbook: "Neuroscience" by Purves and others.