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Neurobiology and Behavior, Week 11

Welcome to the on-line forum associated with the Biology 202 at Bryn Mawr College. Its a way to keep conversations going between course meetings, and to do so in a way that makes our conversations available to other who may in turn have interesting thoughts to contribute to them. Leave whatever thoughts in progress you think might be useful to others, see what other people are thinking, and add thoughts that that in turn generates in you.

You're free to write about whatever came into your mind this week, but if you need something to get you started ... Our explorations of the sensory side of the nervous system have turned up evidence of significant motor motor involvement in perception, a lateral inhibition network, and  an unconscious part of the nervous system doing some significant filling in and guessing to create the picture in the head.  To what degree does this help or not help in our search for tools to go from neurons to behavior? What new questions does it raise?   

 

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