Behavioral Neuroscience
Dr. Cliff H. Summers
Churchill-Haines 168F
USD Department of Biology Behavioral Neuroscience
BIOL 432/732
Spring 2017
Special Web Pages
reference text: Principles of Neural Science
by Kandel, Schwartz and Jessel
Acronyms and Abbreviations and Figures

2017 Lectures in Behavioral Neuroscience ß
C R A Y F I S H   E S C A P E
Jan 9, 11 Crayfish Ecology and Behavior Crayfish examples
Jan 13 Crayfish Neuroanatomy Crayfish Anatomy
Jan 13, 18 Fundamentals of Neurocircuitry Crayfish Anatomy
Jan 18, 20, 23 Sensory Afferent input for Tail Flip Crayfish Circuitry
Jan 25, 27 Acetylcholine ACh ACh figs
Jan 27, 30 Gating the Full Flip Crayfish Circuitry
Feb 1, 3 Gating the Tail Flip for Upward Thrust Crayfish Circuitry
Feb 3 GABA GABA figures
Feb 3, 6 Parallel Gating of Crayfish Escape Crayfish Circuitry
Feb 6, 10 Motor Neurons and the Crayfish tail-flip Escape Crayfish Circuitry
Feb 10 Serotonin = 5-HT 5-HT figures
Feb 10, 13, 15 INTEGRATION: Crayfish Tail-Flip Escape Crayfish Circuitry

Feb 15 Eye Blink Behavior in Chrysemys Turtles and Ecology
Feb 11, 14 Afferent Path in Turtles circuitry
Glutamate (Glu): Excitatory Transmission Glutamate Figures
Feb 14, 16 Turtle Eyeblink Efferent Motor Output Eyblink circuitry
Acetylcholine (ACh) ACh Figures
Feb 23-25 Neuromuscular Function
Feb 25, 28 Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) BDNF Figures
Mar 2, 4 In vitro Classical Conditioning of Eyeblink Reflex in Turtles In vitro circuit diagrams

F E A R  C O N D I T I O N I N G
March 16, 18 Fear and Fear Behaviors examples
March 20, 23 Afferent Pathways (CS) for Fear Association Learning circuitry
March 25, 27 Amygdala Amygdalar circuitry
Mar 30, Apr 1, 6 Fear Conditioning circuitry
Apr 6, 8 BDNF Amygdalar circuitry
Apr 10 Afferent Shock (US) Pathway afferent shock circuitry
Apr 13 Substance P SP figs
Apr 15 Efferent Output circuitry
Acetylcholine (ACh) ACh figs
Apr 17 Neuromuscular Production of Fear Potentiated Startle circuitry
Apr 20 Integrated Behavior: Fear Conditioned Startle Fear circuitry

Lectures in Behavioral Neuroscience (class chooses one from each category of complexity) ß
Simple Behavioral Circuitry

T A I L / G I L L / S I P H O N   R E F L E X E S   I N   T H E   S E A   H A R E,   Aplysia
Jan 14, 19 Defensive Behaviors in Aplysia Species / Behavior Figures
Jan 19, 21 Sensory Stimulation of Siphon Withdrawal circuit diagrams
Jan 21, 24 Glutamate (Glu): Excitatory Transmission Glutamate Figures
Jan 24, 26 Motor output driving Siphon Withdrawal circuit diagrams
Acetylcholine (ACh) ACh Figures
Jan 26, 28 Gating circuit diagrams
Jan 28, 31 Serotonin (5-HT): Neuromodulation 5-HT Figures
Jan 31, Feb 2, 4, 7, 9 Classical Conditioning and Long-Term Memory circuit diagrams

L E E C H   S E N S I T I Z A T I O N
Jan 11, 14 Leech Shortening Reflex Leech examples
Jan 16, 18 Sensory Afferentinput for Shortening Leech Circuitry
Jan 18, 23, 25 Glutamate Glu figures
Jan 25 Serotonin = 5-HT 5-HT figures
Jan 28, 30 S & R Sensitization Leech Circuitry
Feb 1, 4 Sensitization and Learning Leech Circuitry
Feb 6, 8 Efferent Motor paths to Shortening Leech Circuitry
Feb 8 Acetylcholine ACh ACh figs
Feb 8, 11 Neuromuscular Function Leech Circuitry
Feb 11, 13 INTEGRATION: Sensitized Shortening Leech Circuitry

E S C A P E   B E H A V I O R  in   F I S H
Jan 12 C-Start Reflexes in Fish examples
Jan 14, 16 Afferent-Sensory Input circuitry
Jan 21 Glutamate: Excitatory Transmission
Jan 23 Dopamine DA figures
Jan 24, 27 Mauthner Cell circuitry
Jan 30, Feb 2 Mauthner - Efferent Output circuitry
Feb 2 Acetylcholine (ACh)
Feb 2 Neuromuscular Function
Feb 7, 10, 13 Integration of Circuitry and Behavior circuitry

Moderately Complex Behavioral Circuitry

Feb 12, 14 Yawning Behavior Yawning Figures
Feb 14 Evolution of/Purpose for Yawning Yawning Figures
Feb 19, 21, 24 Sensory Afferents to Yawn Yawning Circuitry
Jan 20 Glutamate (Glu): Excitatory Transmission Glutamate Figures
Feb 24, 26 Gating the Yawn Yawning Circuitry
Feb 28 Norepinephrine (NE) NE Figures
Mar 3, 5 Oxytocin (OT) OT Figures
Mar 7 ACTH & aMSH ACTH & aMSH Figures
Mar 7, 17 Regulating Yawn Gating Yawning Circuitry
Mar 19 Efferent Yawn Output Yawning Circuitry
Jan 29 Acetylcholine (ACh) ACh Figures
Feb 23-25 Neuromuscular Production of Yawns
Mar 24-26 Integration of Yawn Circuitry and Behavior Yawning Circuitry

J A M M I N G    A V O I D A N C E     R E S P O N S E
Feb 13, 18 Electric fish, EOD and JAR examples
Feb 18, 20, 23 Afferent Path for Electroreception circuits
Glutamate: Excitatory Transmission
Feb 23, 25 Control of Electric Organ Discharge Frequency circuits
GABA: Inhibitory Transmission
Feb 25, 27, Mar 2 Efferent output to produce Electric Organ Discharge circuits
March 2, 4, 6 Jamming Avoidance Response Jamming

Complex Behavioral Circuitry

B I O L O G I C A L   R H Y T H M S
Mar 26 Behavior of Rhythmicity Figures of Rhymiticity
Apr 1, 4 Sensory input for Rhythmicity Eyes
Jan 20 Glutamate Glutamate Figures
Apr 6, 8 Afferent Path & SCN SCN figures
Apr 8, 11 Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) VIP Figures
Ch 11
Apr 13 Vasopressin (AVP) AVP figs
Apr 13 g-aminobutryic Acid = GABA GABA figs
Serotonin (5-HT) 5-HT Figures
Apr 13, 15, 18, 20 C I R C A D I A N  R H Y T H M S Molecular mechanisms
Apr 27, 29 Efferent paths from the SCN

Mar 22, 24 BEHAVIOR examples
Mar 24, 26 Reflexes
Mar 26 Sensory Reception - Tactile Receptors Sensory Receptors
Mar 26, 29 VIP VIP figs
Substance P SP figs
Mar 29 Spinal Synapses spinal cord
Mar 29, 31 Ascending Fibers to Reticulospinal and Vestibulospinal Synapses circuit diagrams
Apr 7 Estrogens E2 figs
Serotonin (5-HT) 5-HT figs
Apr 9 GnRH GnRH figs
Apr 9, 12, 14 Hypothalamic Gating
Apr 16 Motor Cascade along Efferent Circuitry circuit diagrams
Acetylcholine (ACh) ACh figs
Apr 16 Neuromuscular function
Apr 16, 19 INTEGRATION circuit diagrams


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