Graduate Courses:

PSYC867 – Integrative Neuroscience

Undergraduate Courses:

PSYC316-010 – Biological Bases of Behavior

This undergraduate level physiological psychology course is an introduction to the neural substrates underlying brain / behavior relationships. Students are given fundamental knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology and behavioral neuroscience techniques. Topics include basic cellular mechanisms involved in nervous system organization, electrical and biochemical neurotransmission, functional organization of neuroendocrine and sensorimotor systems (visual, auditory, gustatory, somatosensory, and olfactory mediation of behavior). Species typical behavior are discussed in the context of CNS regulation of sleep, biological rhythms, sexual development and reproduction, ingestive behaviors, emotion and motivation, and mental disorders. These goals are accomplished primarily through lectures. Students’ questions and classroom discussions are encouraged.