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Psych115 Neuropharmacology Lecture 1: Welcome!
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All you need to help you with Psych115 Is on-line on GauchoSpace!!!!!!! Syllabus (readings, exam dates, review classes) Office hours-Dr. Szumlinski and Kerry Kerstetter Exam grades
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Very important dates…Exams Parscore (pink sheets) Exam 1 (40%)- May 3rd in class (2.5 hrs) MC/TF, short and long answer Exam 2 (60%)- May 31st in class (2.5 hrs) MC/TF, short and long answer Exam 2 will be cumulative in the sense that information learned prior to Exam 1 is required in order to understand information learned following Exam 1. Other important dates: May 31: Honors Essays Due by midnight via email
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Mission Psych115 Course Objective : To introduce you to the wide wonderful world of Neuropharmacology To familiarize you with pharmacological principles, molecular pharmacology and their application to specific neurotransmitters systems that impact behavior Personal Objective : To assist you in integrating and applying information about drugs to the brain and behavior
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Office Hours Dr. K. Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00 pm, Psych East 2816 [email protected] Or by appointment Need at least 48 hrs notice for appointments Office hours canceled for May 3 rd and 10 th Extra pre-exam office hours scheduled for Fri May 27 th (10am-12 pm) Kerry Kerstetter Thursdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Psych West 3239 [email protected]
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Lecture 1a: Introduction Objectives Define “pharmacology” Compare and contrast the 2 subfields of pharmacology relevant to Psychology Define pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Explain how an understanding of the principles of pharmacology and neurotransmission combine in the field of Neuropharmacology.
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What is Neuropharmacology ? Pharmacology: Science of how drugs affect the body Psychopharmacology Subdivision of pharmacology studying how drugs affect specifically behavior Neuropharmacology Subdivision of pharmacology studying how drugs affect neuronal/brain function Extra-brain effects
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In order to become Neuropharmacologists, you have to: Understand the principles of pharmacology Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics Pharmacokinetics = the basic principles of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (i.e., what your body does to the drug) Pharmacodynamics = interactions with drugs and their binding sites that lead to a drug effect (i.e., what the drug does to your body) Regulation of ion flux Intracellular signaling cascades Dose- and time-response relationships
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In order to become Neuropharmacologists, you have to: Understand the principles of neurotransmission Structure and function of a neuron The basic principles of neurotransmitter synthesis, release and termination of transmitter signaling Neuroanatomy Integrate the principles of pharmacology and neurotransmission Mechanisms of action of psychoactive drugs Therapeutic and side-effect profiles of pharmacotherapeutic drugs
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Psych115 Neuropharmacology Lecture 1: Time- and Dose- response relationships
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PSY 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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