Coursework by Professor Scott
Neurobiology of Animal Behavior
PS 704 - Spring 2019
In this seminar, we explore the nature of cognition across the animal kingdom. Our approach combines two fields, Comparative Psychology and Neuroethology, in order to better understand human cognition through the lens of animal behavior. Selected topics include deception in cephalopods, cultural transmission in songbirds, episodic memory in food caching birds and mental simulations in primates.
Drugs & Behavior
PS 333 / NE 333 - Fall 2019
Comprehensive survey of drug influences on behavior; introduces a neuroscience approach to behavior. Several classes of drugs are discussed, including abused and addictive substances and psychoactive and therapeutic agents.