PSYC428 Neuroscience: The Brain
Recent developments in the neurosciences have revolutionized our views of common human experiences. Complex issues such as locomotion, substance abuse, mental illness, sleep, and memorization can now be viewed in a new light with advancements in the study of the brain. This course will examine the multi-disciplinary field of neuroscience and identify the fundamental concepts that have shaped our understanding of the brain. Topics from behavioral neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and comparative psychology will be discussed in relation to the study of the brain. Current perspectives on the mind will be examined within the neurosciences context. Students will explore the foundations of the neuroscience field and recent discoveries that forward our understanding of the brain. The overall objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the field of neuroscience and its impact on the study and understanding of our brain and nervous system.
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