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The laboratory experience familiarizes the student with research techniques used in behavioral neuroscience. Laboratory exercises include brain tissue observations (human) and animal brain dissections (sheep and mice). Various tissues of the nervous system will be observed using microscopy. Brain neuroimaging techniques will be discussed and the applications of imaging brain function will be emphasized. Students will conduct a final project on a behavioral neuroscience technique.
Pre or corequisite(s): PSYCH 212 Behavioral Neuroscience.
An introduction to neurophysiological bases of general behavior, sleep, perception, emotion, learning, cognition, and mental disorders. The relevance of these topics to applied problems in psychology will also be considered, as will the methods for investigating the relationship between brain and behavior.
Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 001 Basic Psychological Science and BIO 050 General Biology of Plants.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)