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 both 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 such complexity of behavior and examine the contributions of brain activity to psychological and neurodegenerative disorders. In the lab, we will develop our understanding of brain structure, probe our own brain activity, and 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.
Subject:
Psychology
Department:
Psychology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
NSCI 0301
PSYC 0301

Sections

Spring 2020

PSYC0226A-S20 Lecture
PSYC0226Y-S20 Lab
PSYC0226Z-S20 Lab

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)