Psychology and Brain Sciences | Behavioral Neuroscience
P326 | 25792 | Wellman
Description: P326 examines the cellular bases of behavior,
emphasizing contemporary views and approaches to the study of the
nervous system. Neural structure, function, and organization are
considered in relation to sensory and motor function, learning and
memory, cognition and language, and other basic behaviors. We will
present an overview of brain function that draws on basic concepts in
the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences. Specifically, we
will focus on the relationship between subjective experience --
perception, thought, and action -- and its physical substrate -- the
cells and structures of the nervous system.
Format: Because of the large class size, the format is necessarily
restricted to lecture. However, I encourage students to ask
questions in class, as well as discussion with students after class
and during office hours.
Tests and Grading: Course grades are based on total points earned on
four tests consisting of a combination of multiple-choice, short-
answer, identification, matching, diagram, and essay questions.
Text: Bear, Connors, and Paradiso (2000). Neuroscience: Exploring
the Brain, 2nd Edition.