For Finnish students 529001 and 529002 Biotieteiden perusteet I-II, preferably also 522018 Eläinfysiologian seminaari. For international students no special requirements.
To understand the physical and biological boundary conditions of sensory information, the principles and mechanisms of information processing in sensory organs and nervous systems, the adaptation of sensory systems to different environments and life styles, and animal communication.
Period 4 (March-May) every second year (2015, 2017, …) Tuesdays and Fridays 10-12.
All known sensory modalities, the major systems as well as “minority senses”.
Lectures, Four smaller exams during the course, plus a final exam.
Lecture handouts and literature that will be presented during the lectures.
Grading scale 0-5
Active participation and passing the exams gives 2 credits. 1 extra credit may be earned by writing an essay on a subject approved by the Professor.