This course will explore the role that the nervous system plays in controlling, coordinating, and/or executing all of the human body’s vital functions. Central concepts will include homeostatic mechanisms (e.g. autonomic function and thermoregulation) and control of movement (e.g. cortical regulation and neuromuscular physiology). In addition to traditional texts, students will be exposed to primary scientific literature and clinically-relevant examples of nervous system dysfunction. The class will meet for discussion-style lectures as well as make visits to the human performance lab for hands-on examples related to material discussed in class.
This course satisfies: Upper-Level.