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PSYC 342 - Biopsychology

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: PSYC 201 with a minimum grade of “C”; and PSYC 230; or consent of instructor
See Addenda  for changes to this course effective Spring 2020.

This course is an introduction to biopsychology, the scientific study of the biology of behavior. A major component to this course involves a detailed analysis of the brain, including how neurons communicate with one another and the identification and functional significance of major brain structures. In this course, students will learn about a variety of systems including those involved in vision, attention, memory, language and movement. Additional topics include brain damage and neuroplasticity, drug addiction and the biopsychological examination of hunger and sleep. Emphasis will be on psychological correlates of neurophysiological processes. Offered fall, spring, summer. (Formerly PSYC 242)