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BIOL 39908 - Sensory Biology

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
SENSORY BIOLOGY Understanding how animals gather, filter, and process information is critical to understanding their behavior, ecology, and evolution. In this class we will study the sensory worlds of animals. Our approach will cover sensory biology at the mechanistic, ecological, and evolutionary levels, and will sample heavily from the primary literature. Potential topics include the five human senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch) plus senses seen only in non-human animals such as electroreception, magnetoreception, polarized vision, echolocation, and thermal imaging.