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Sensory Biology BISC 425 (3)

This course will examine the basic physiological mechanisms underlying various senses including vision, audition, olfaction, gustation, and touch. Non-mamalian senses like polarization sensitivity and mechanoreception will also be explored. Lectures will combine concepts from physics, systems neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, and behaviour. The aim is to present an overview of the major sensory mechanisms underlying animal behaviour. Prerequisite: BISC 305, or BPK 305, or BPK 306 with a grade of C- or better. Students who have taken special topics courses BISC 471 or 473 with the title "Sensory Biology" may not take this course for further credit.