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Math & Science Center - E208
Content: This is the first half of a two-semester sequence introducing the field of contemporary psychology. The nervous system is the machinery underlying all thought and behavior. We will examine the operation of the nervous system from several perspectives including evolution, cognition, and the properties of individual neurons and sensory receptors. Much of the course will focus on the behavior of nonhuman species because many of the principles derived from the study of other species apply broadly to other species, including humans.
Particulars: Areas of focus will include learning and memory, sensation and perception, neurological disorders, and the biological bases of sleep, drug addiction, language, and emotion. Successful students will develop a more detailed understanding of the behavior of the humans and other animals around them.
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