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PSYC 1029 Mind and Brain (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the field of biopsychology, an approach to psychology stressing brain function as the source of cognition and behavior. We begin the course by establishing a "common vocabulary" by reviewing basics of brain and neuronal function. The bulk of the course addresses how brain function controls perception of the physical world, is altered by drugs and physical damage, and controls basic behaviors—eating, sleeping, language, and sex—that make humans so unique. A major underlying theme will be how the brain and mind have evolved over time and develop within an individual.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Lamoureux

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Does not provide credit toward completion of the Psychology major.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17