Psych 709.4

Basic Neuroscience: Behavioral Neuroscience

3 lec hr.
3 cr.
Prereq.: 709.1, 709.2. May be taken concurrently.

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of behavioral neuroscience, with an emphasis on animal models.  The course covers such topics as reward, reinforcement learning, memory, associative processes, appetitive regulation, habit, emotional regulation, motor learning and spatial navigation.

The core Neuroscience series 709.1 – 709.4 is designed to provide a broad and rigorous overview of neuroscience, including molecular, cellular, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. The intent is to provide a firm grounding in neuroscience, including knowledge of the range of methods and research domains within neuroscience. All courses are designed to provide a comprehensive conceptual framework built on foundational knowledge. Each course will include application of basic concepts to addressing integrative questions about neurobehavioral adaptive function and associated pathologies.