PS 029 Mind and Brain (Fall/Spring: 3)
Satisfies Social Sciences Core Requirement
Does not provide credit toward completion of the Psychology major.
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
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