SLE397 - Sensory Neurobiology and Behaviour
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Previously coded as:|
SLE211 or SLE204
2 x 1 hour classes per week
This unit considers how, why and when animals transfer information to others and the impact on behavioural patterns. It addresses the mechanisms underlying these communication methods, the constraints acting on information transfer and the evolutionary implications of such constraints. Using guided reading and problem solving the students will be encouraged to think critically about experimental design and to evaluate the literature.
Written assignment 30%, class test (small group work problem solving) 10%, reading test (online test of outside reading) 10%, examination 50%