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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2004

PSY 308 • Biopsychology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42420 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
SEA 2.108
SPINETTA

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental interaction between the brain and behavior. The foundations of this course will be laid out through an in-depth look at the function of the neuron and neuroanatomy. This will be followed by an investigation into the biological basis of simple behaviors: sensation, perception, and movement, and will continue with a look at more complex behaviors: learning, memory, emotions, language, sleep and dreams, and consciousness. Throughout the course, the focus will be on how drugs, brain disease, and brain damage serve to alter the normal function of the brain and how current scientific methods, utilizing both animal and human models, can be used to shed light on the future directions of brain research. Hopefully, this course will provide a new perspective into the essential role of the brain in everyday life.

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