An introduction to the physiological bases of behavior, focusing on the structure of the nervous system and the hormones and other biochemicals important for brain functioning and the emergent phenomenon we call behavior. Learning the 3 dimensional structure of the mammalian brain is aided by dissecting a sheep’s brain. Topics include: development, recovery from spinal cord injury, movement, sensation and perception, sleep, consciousness, emotion, ingestion, eating disorders, reproduction, social bonding, communication, language, learning and memory, drug addiction, and disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, schizophrenia, depression, ADHD.
- A Psychology Set 2 elective. Prerequisite: Psychology 101.
- Credits: 3
- Faculty: Dr. Mayeaux