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Oct 20, 2020

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PSY 340/BSC 340 Brain and Behavior
Lecture Notes (Fall 2020)

Below you will find two different kinds of materials

  • NOTES (or POWERPOINT HANDOUTS) are the complete set of materials that I use for each individual class lecture. You should seriously consider downloading these and printing them out.
  • [OUTLINES] or [POWERPOINTS] are the visual (and sometimes sound) materials for a class that I will use on my computer screen and which I will talk about in each lecture. If we were holding class face-to-face, the OUTLINES or POWERPOINTS would be the material I'd be projecting on a screen in the front of the classroom. There is no need for your to download these.
 

Module 1: The Major Issues in Biopsychology
Mon Aug 31
Class 01: General Introduction to Course NOTES  [OUTLINE] for First Day of Class
Wed Sep 02
Class 02: The Biological Approach to Behavior NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri Sep 04
Class 03: The Genetics of Behavior * NOTES  [OUTLINE]


Module 2: Nerve Cells & Impulses
Mon Sep 07
Class 04: Cells of the Nervous System  POWERPOINT HANDOUT  [POWERPOINT]
Wed Sep 09
Class 05: Neural Impulse (a)  POWERPOINT HANDOUT  [POWERPOINT]
Fri Sep 11
Class 06: Neural Impulse (b) NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Module 3: Synapses, Drugs & Addiction
Mon Sep 14
Class 07: The Concept of a Synapse NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Wed Sep 16
Class 08: Chemical Events at the Synapse NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri Sep 18
Class 09: Substance Abuse & Addiction NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Mon Sep 21
Test #1 on Modules 1, 2, & 3 via Canvas


Module 4: Anatomy of the Nervous System
Wed Sep 23
Class 10: Structure of the Vertebrate Nervous System NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri Sep 25
Class 11: The Cerebral Cortex NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Module 5: Research Methods & Brain Networks
Mon Sep 28
Class 12: Research Methods in Biopsychology NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Wed Sep 30
Class 13: Networks of the Brain NOTES  [OUTLINE

Module 6: Development & Brain Plasticity
Fri Oct 02
Class 14: Development of the Brain NOTES  [OUTLINE
Mon Oct 05
Class 15: Plasticity after Brain Damage NOTES  [OUTLINEZoom Class @ 2:30 pm
Wed Oct 07
Class 16: Review for Test-Live Zoom Class @ 2:30 pm. Questions, Concerns

Fri Oct 09
Test #2 on Modules 4, 5, & 6 via Canvas


Module 7: Vision
Mon Oct 12
Class 17: Visual Coding NOTES  [OUTLINEZoom Class @ 2:30 pm
Wed Oct 14
Class 18: The Neural Basis of Visual Perception  [OUTLINE]
Fri Oct 16
Class 19: Development of Vision: Infants & Early Experience NOTES (pdf document)

Module 8: Wakefulness & Sleeping
Mon Oct 19
Class 20: Rhythms of Waking and Sleeping NOTES  [OUTLINEZoom Class @ 2:30 pm
Wed Oct 21
Class 21: Stages of Sleep; Brain Mechanisms; Sleep Disorders NOTES  [OUTLINE
Fr Oct 23
Class 22: Why Sleep? Why REM? Why Dream? NOTES  [OUTLINE] 

Module 9: Reproductive Behaviors
Mon Oct 26
Class 23: Sex and Hormones NOTES  [OUTLINE]  Zoom Class @ 2:30 pm
Wed Oct 28
Class 24: Variations in Sexual Behavior NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Fri Oct 30
Test #3 on Modules 7, 8, & 9 via Canvas


Module 10: Emotional Behaviors
Mon Nov 02
Class 25: What is an "emotion"? NOTES  [OUTLINE] Zoom Class @ 2:30 pm
Wed Nov 04
Class 26: Attack & Escape Behaviors  NOTES  [OUTLINE] 
Fri Nov 06
Class 27: Stress & Health NOTES  [OUTLINE] 

Module 11: Cognitive Functions
Mon Nov 09
Class 28: Lateralization & Language NOTES  [OUTLINE] Zoom Class @ 2:30 pm
Wed Nov 11
Class 29: Evolution & the Physiology of Language NOTES  [OUTLINE] 

Module 12: Psychological Disorders
Fri Nov 13
Class 30: Approaches to Diagnosis NOTES  [OUTLINE] 
Mon Nov 16
Class 31: Mood Disorders (a) NOTES  [OUTLINE] Zoom Class @ 2:30 pm
Wed Nov 18
Class 32: Mood Disorders (b) & Self Harm NOTES  [OUTLINE] 
Fri Nov 20
Class 33: Schizophrenia (a)  NOTES  [OUTLINE] 
Mon Nov 23
Class 34: Schizophrernia (b, continued) NOTES  [OUTLINE] Zoom Class @ 2:30 pm

Week after Thanksgiving
Test #4 on Modules 10, 11, & 12 on Canvas from home



   


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