Graduate Program in Neuroscience & Behavior

Neuroscience & Behavior Courses

PYSC 581. DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR.  Basic techniques, current data, and interpretations from neurochemical, neuropharmacological, and behavioral approaches to the investigation of behaviorally active drugs.  Some knowledge of the structure and functioning of the mammalian nervous system assumed.

PSYC 601. FUNDAMENTALS OF LEARNING. An analysis of methodology, empirical findings, and theoretical attempts in the area of learning with an emphasis on classical and instrumental conditioning. PRQ: Graduate standing in psychology or consent of department.

PSYC 603. BIOPSYCHOLOGY. A selected review of current research concerned with the biological and chemical bases of behavior. PRQ: Graduate standing in psychology or consent of department.

PSYC 627. NEUROANATOMICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR. Gross, microscopic, and ultramicroscopic anatomy of the nervous system; basic subdivisions of the central, peripheral, and autonomic components of the nervous system; histology and ultrastructure of nervous tissue; neuroanatomical mechanisms in the regulation of behavior. PRQ: Graduate standing in psychology or PSYC 603, or consent of department.

PSYC 628. NEUROANATOMICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR LABORATORY. Gross, microscopic, and ultramicroscopic examination of tissues from the nervous systems of selected species. PRQ or CRQ: PSYC 627.

PSYC 629. NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR. Excitation, conduction, and transmission in the nervous system; neural coding and the transformation and representation of information in the nervous system; limbic and hypothalamic regulation of drives and reinforcement. PRQ: Graduate standing in psychology and PSYC 627, or consent of department.

PSYC 630. NEUROCHEMICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOR. Biochemistry of the nervous system; chemical composition, metabolism, and chemistry of neurons and glia; chemical bases of learning, motivation, and other categories of behavior. PRQ: Graduate standing in psychology, PSYC 629, or consent of department.