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NEUR 3401 [0.5 credit] Environmental Toxins and Mental Health

Exposure to environmental toxins from the air, water or food can interfere with neuronal function, alter neurodevelopment, and damage the brain. This course will explore associations between toxins and diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and depression, focusing on mechanisms underlying development of pathology.
Prerequisite(s): NEUR 2200 or both NEUR 2201 and NEUR 2202.
Lectures three hours a week.