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Unformatted text preview: Psych 261, F2010 Psychology 261, Winter 2011 Physiological Psychology Time: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30AM 10:20AM Place: RCH 101 Instructor: James Danckert Office: PAS 4040 Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37014 E-mail: jdancker@uwaterloo.ca UW ACE: Winter 2011, 1111.PSYCH.261.001.1.LEC (Dont confuse this with last terms 261 site) https://uwangel.uwaterloo.ca/uwangel/section/default.asp?id=UW%2DMCL%2DC %2D100819%2D103330 Office hrs: By appointment. Required Text: Kalat, J. W. (2009). Biological Psychology, 10 th Edition , Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Teaching Assistants: Name e-mail Office Office Hours Jason Locklin jalockli@uwaterloo.ca 2245 TBA Karly Neath kneath@uwaterloo.ca 2248 TBA Christie Haskell crmhaske@uwaterloo.ca 4248 TBA Course Description: The goal of this course is to introduce you to the scientific study of the brain and how it is invovled in cognition and behavior. Throughout the course we will discuss a variety of methods used for studying the relation between the brain, cognition and behavior. These will include neuroimaging, brain stimulation, the use of animal models and various biochemical methods. Topics that will be covered include neural function, neuroanatomy, psychopharmacology, the senses (e.g., vision), memory, emotion, sleep and mental disorders (e.g., mood disorders). The studies discussed will include both classic work, as well as current cutting-edge research. Because of the size of the class, I will spend most of class time lecturing. However, I encourage questions and comments and I am sure that interesting discussions will spontanesouly emerge during the class. I would like to highlight that it is important that you attend lectures and study the textbook. Although there will be some overlap between lectures and text, there will be material that does not overlap. You are responsible for all of the material covered in class and in the assigned readings. Evaluation: Quizzes (best 2 of 3 grades count) (10% each) 20% Three (3) Midterms (25% each) 75% Participation in Experiments 5% Quizzes: The quizzes will consist of multiple choice questions. The purpose of the quizzes is to guide your studying and assess your knowledge of the material. The quizzes will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will take place in the regular classroom. Tests : The purpose of the three tests is to assess your understanding of the material in the course. The tests will not be cumulative. Each test will be 50 minutes in length and will be based on the material presented in the text and in lectures. Given the size of the class, each test will contain mainly multiple 1 Psych 261, F2010 choice questions, with some short answer/fill-in the blank questions and will be written either in the regular classroom or in rooms to be determined (information on test location will be posted on UW ACE, and during lectures)....
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