Middlebury

PSYC 0226

Brain and Behavior

Brain and Behavior
Activity within our brains provides the basis for our thoughts and behavior. Brain activity and behavior are dynamic processes subject to temporary changes (e.g. emotional states, attention, sleep/wake cycles, and sensations) and lasting modifications (e.g. development, language, personality, memory, and therapeutic treatments). In this course, we will explore brain mechanisms that produce complex behaviors and examine the contributions of brain activity to psychological and neurodegenerative disorders. Depending on the semester, the lecture will be paired with either a lab or a discussion section. During the additional section, we will develop our understanding of brain structure, probe our own brain activity, and/or investigate how chemical changes alter animal behavior in predictable ways. (PSYC 0105; open to psychology majors; others by waiver. Not open to students required to take NSCI 0252) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab OR 3 hrs. lect./1 hr disc
Subject:
Psychology
Department:
Psychology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
NSCI 0301
PSYC 0301

Sections

Fall 2021

PSYC0226A-F21 Lecture (Cronise)
PSYC0226Y-F21 Discussion (Cronise)
PSYC0226Z-F21 Discussion (Cronise)

Fall 2020

PSYC0226A-F20 Lecture (Cronise)
PSYC0226Y-F20 Lab (Cronise)
PSYC0226Z-F20 Lab (Cronise)

Spring 2020

PSYC0226A-S20 Lecture (Cronise)
PSYC0226Y-S20 Lab (Cronise)
PSYC0226Z-S20 Lab (Cronise)

Spring 2019

PSYC0226A-S19 Lecture (Zhai)
PSYC0226Y-S19 Lab (Zhai)
PSYC0226Z-S19 Lab (Zhai)

Spring 2018

PSYC0226A-S18 Lecture (Dash)
PSYC0226Y-S18 Lab (Dash)
PSYC0226Z-S18 Lab (Dash)