PSYC315 Biological Foundations of Behavior: The Brain
The human mind is housed in our brain. This course will focus on the biological and evolutionary function and structure of the amazing human brain—how biology and neuroscience deepen our understanding of the key mental processes we use every day to think, speak, and solve problems. Content will focus on the mental events and brain function involved in thinking, memory, learning, reading, recall and attention as well as some of the mysteries of perception, sensation and problem-solving. The course examines the controversies around left brain and right brain, and the specializations of the hemispheres, since many people in the workplace attribute their perspectives to being "left" (analytical) or "right" (emotions, feeling, intuition) brained. The role of the biological and physiological roots of human behavior will be addressed
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