BCSC 251: Neurobiology of Sleep

Prerequisites: NSCI 201 (BCSC 240)
Offered: Fall

This course introduces the field of sleep science and medicine, in which we examine sleep from the level of cellular functioning up to sleep at the society level. Topics addressed include the neurochemistry of sleep, circadian biology, the history of sleep, normal sleep physiology, sleep across the lifespan, diagnostic sleep testing, sleep deprivation, sleep disorders, sex differences in sleep, the effect of sleep disruption on society, and dreams. Students will develop analytical skills by critically reading and discussing primary literature about various sleep topics.