Biology of Superheroes: Exploring Limits of Form and Function

Description: (Same as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology M157.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: Life Sciences 1 and 4, or 7A and 7B. Combines topics posed in popular graphic novels, movies, and television with primary scientific literature to explore bizarre phenomena in natural world and delve into basic scientific theory and principles. Topics covered include evolution, genetics, physiology, biomechanics, brain-machine interfacing, and artificial intelligence among others. Students synthesize primary literature on diverse subjects presented. Letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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