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Unformatted text preview: Psy 111 Basic concepts in Biopsychology Lecture 1: Course Overview & Introduction to Biopsychology Website: https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/courses/course/view.php?id=3900 Office Hours: R Noon - 2pm Psych 2821 Psy 211 Basic concepts in Biopsychology Add Codes • Currently, only admitting Biopsych majors – If you have not declared BIPSY then do it immediately so we can give you an add code. • PSY majors will be allowed to take spots starting on Sept 28 th . Website https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/courses/course/view .php?id=3900 Still under construction…should be finished by the end of the day. Lecture Objectives • Introduction: – Course overview; goals, schedule, requirements. – Thinking about biopsychology: Psychology and the brain,. – Describe the basic functions of the nervous system. – Describe the basic principles of nervous system function. – Survey of the methodologies and approaches used to study the brain. Psychology 111: Basic concepts in biopsychology Course Overview The aim of this course is to provide a detailed analysis of the neural mechanisms that underlie behavior. The emphasis on mechanisms, structures, and concepts is designed to give you a basic understanding of these processes and to prepare you for upper-level, biologically-oriented courses offered by the Department of Psychology. Although the highly interdisciplinary material is drawn from the subdisciplines of Neuroscience: neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and neuroendocrinology, the primary focus of the course is on behavior. Thus, we will attempt to incorporate material in the framework of “what are the biological mechanisms underlying behavior?" Psy 211: Goal is to prepare graduate students for research in Neuroscience and Behavior by ensuring a detailed molecular and conceptual bases of biopsychology. Unit 1: Cellular Physiology and Chemistry – goals are to understand the: (i) molecular mechanisms mediating cellular level behavior of neurons; (ii) describe in detail the action potential and neurotransmission 9/23 1 Introduction 9/28 2 Brain & Cell structures 9/30 3 Resting Membrane Potential 10/05 4 Action Potential 10/07 5 Synaptic Transmission 10/12 6 Neurotransmitter Systems 10/19 Exam 1 (30% of grade; covers lecture 1-6) UNIT 2 Sensory and Motor Systems – goals are to: (i) Use well-defined systems to illustrate the functional connections between specific parts of the nervous system....
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