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Dr. Róbert MÁTICS (firstname.lastname@example.org), associate professor
Department of Behavioural Sciences
Code of subject: OAF-SB1-T | 2 credit | General Medicine | Optional module | both semesters
24 lectures + 0 practices + 0 seminars = total of 24 hours
min. 1 – max. 15 person
Available as Campus course for 15 student(s). Campus-faculties: ÁOK BTK ETK GYTK MIK TTK
Prof Robert Sapolsky at Stanford University uploaded a free course on biology of the human behaviour, which has many aspects connected to molecular genetics and behavioral genetics - new fields of research affecting our understanding of sex, aggression, language, diseases like schizophrenia and so on. In this course we will hear and see each one of his 2010 lectures in ca. 45-60 min. pieces and discuss the information delivered. The lectures can be stopped at any point so that emerging questions are negotiated in detail.
1. General introduction, Behavioral evolution I. Key facts
2. Behavioral evolution II. Game theory
3. Behavioral evolution III. Misconceptions
4. Behavioral evolution IV. Intersexual conflicts and diseases
5. Molecular genetics I. Chimps to humans 97%, sibling to sibling 50%?
6. Molecular genetics II. Morphology vs function
7. Molecular genetics III. Diseases
8. Molecular genetics IV. Beyond disease
9. Behavioral genetics I. I've found the gene for that!
10. Behavioral genetics II. Prenatal effects
11. Behavioral genetics III. Metro dogs
12. Behavioral genetics IV. Gene-environment interactions; summary, questions, feedback
Extended notes by Prof Sapolsky, if you need them
The lectures can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNnIGh9g6fA&list=PL848F2368C90DDC3D
Axelrod R, Hamilton WD: The Evolution of Cooperation, Science 211, 1390-1396. Classic paper on the subject, 1981
Cornwallis C et al.: Promiscuity and the Evolutionary Transition to Complex Societies, Nature 466, 969. 2010 Hard, give intro to how to read.
Maximum of 25 % absence allowed
Make up by appointment
Make-up classes possible, we'll have to make appointments.
No detailed questions are asked about which gene does what, rather a synthesis and deep understanding of the connections between genetics, behaviour, disease etc. should be reached and given back.