Notes - PSYC326 20:02 SyllabusonCourseDocumentsonBlackboard

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PSYC326 20:02 Syllabus on Course Documents on Blackboard Office Hours in SGM 1016, Mon 2-3pm, Thus 10am-12pm (Tues morning by  email) Exams (20%) non cumulative, mostly multiple choice, image labeling  (textbooks, in-class), short answer Lecture slides posted the day before class (powerpoint), with missing  information, fill in that info with your own words Extra Credit: participate in research, write a couple of sentences about what  was going on (debriefing phase)  o Jacqueline will give ppt on how to use experimentrix Notes Introduction to the field of Behavioral Neuroscience Neuroscience and Subdisciplines Neuroanatomy – identifying parts of the system, describe/label geography of  brain Neurophysiology – focuses on sub-cellular processes: receptors, different  type of receptors on neurons, how they function, the movement of ions, what  happens inside when sodium rushes in Neuropharmacology – has to do with drugs, typically they increase or  decrease neuron activity/action potential; might build drug, work with natural  substance for drugs, want to know what drug does on a physiological level Neuropathology – diseases related to nervous system, sometimes study  people/animals post-mortem, or could be in living organisms (ex:  degeneration of myelin, neurons) Neuroedocrinology – hormones also act similar to neurotransmitters and alter  neuron functioning Neurocience training and specializations Behavioral Neuroscience o Relationship between any type of behavior and the nervous system
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o Any focus on any kind of behavior (human or animal) in terms of what’s  going on in the nervous system Cognitive Neuroscience o Growing field, pushed along by the invention of the fMRI and use of it in  research, to be able to watch brain structures changing with a high level of  activity while engaging in instructive thought Clinical Neuroscience o Neuroscience parallel to clinical psychology, probably focus on one  disorder but field includes all psychological disorders; ex:  examining brain  structure/size in different disorders, or looking at neurotransmitter  differences o Clinical neuropsychologist (pHD, licensed to work with people), more  applied, can apply therapy, and are able to affect people – testing, doing  neurological assessment Developmental Neuroscience o Story of how nervous system develops Social Neuroscience o New, not a huge field, usually a collaboration between social psychologist  and neuroscientist to address what’s going on the brain to affect  interaction with other people o One of the most interesting research findings in the last 6 months: what 
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