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Feb 25, 2021

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PSY 340/BSC 340 Brain and Behavior
Lecture Notes (Spring 2021)

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
Mon Feb 08
Class 01: General Introduction to Course NOTES  [OUTLINE] for First Day of Class
Wed Feb 10
Class 02: The Biological Approach to Behavior NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri Feb 12
Class 03: The Genetics of Behavior * NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Module 2: Nerve Cells and Impulses
Mon Feb 15
Class 04: Cells of the Central Nervous System [ppt] [pdf version of PowerPoint 11 pgs.]
Wed Feb 17
Class 05: Neural Impulse (a) [ppt] [pdf version of PowerPoint 7 pgs.]
Fri Feb 19
Class 06: Neural Impulse (b) NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Module 3: Synapses
Mon Feb 22 Class 07: The Concept of the Synapse NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Wed Feb 24 Class 08: Chemistry of Synaptic Communication, Neurotramitters, Hormones NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri Feb 26 Class 09: Synapses, Drugs, & Addiction (Substance Abuse) NOTES  [OUTLINE]

Module 4: Anatomy of the Nervous System
Mon  Mar 01
Class 10: Structure of the Vertebrate Nervous System  NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Wed  Mar 03
Class 11: The Cerebral Cortex (a) NOTES  [OUTLINE]
Fri  Mar 05 Class 12: The Cerebral Cortex (b) [no new Notes; finish up Class 11]
Mon  Mar 08 Test #1 on Modules 1-4 via Canvas (Class 13)


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