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February 4, 2023

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PSY 340/BSC 340 Brain and Behavior
Lecture Notes (Spring 2023)

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: General Introduction
Wed Jan 18
Class 01: General Introduction to Course NOTES  [OUTLINE] for First Day of Class
Fri Jan 20
Class 02: The Biological Approach to Behavior NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Mon Jan 23
Class 03: The Genetics of Behavior * NOTES  [OUTLINE]


Module 2: Nerve Cells and Impulses
Wed Jan 25
Class 04: Cells of the Central Nervous System [ppt] [pdf version of PowerPoint 11 pgs.]**

   ** you should probably download the pdf version of the PPT to print out, but you can also download the whole PPT if you want to
Fri Jan 27
Class 05: Neural Impulse (a) [ppt] [pdf version of PowerPoint 7 pgs.]**
** you should probably download the pdf version of the PPT to print out, but you can also download the whole PPT if you want to
Mon Jan 30
Class 06: Neural Impulse (b) NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Module 3: Synapses
Wed Feb 01
Class 07: The Concept of the Synapse NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri Feb 03
Class 08: Chemistry of Synaptic Communication, Neurotramitters, Hormones NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Mon Feb 06
Class 09: Synapses, Drugs, & Addiction (Substance Abuse) NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Module 4: Anatomy of the Nervous System
Wed Feb 08
Class 10: Structure of the Vertebrate Nervous System  NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri Feb 10
Class 11: The Cerebral Cortex (a) NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Mon Feb 13
Class 12: The Cerebral Cortex (b) [no new Notes; finish up Class 11]

Module 5: Research Methods & Networks of the Brain
Wed Feb 15 Class 13: Research Methods in Neuropsychology NOTES [OUTLINE]
(NOT on Test #1, but on Test #2)
Fri Feb 17
TBA
Mon Feb 20 Test #1 on Modules 1-4 (not Module 5)
Wed Feb 22
Class 14: Networks of the Brain NOTES [Outline]












   


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