Sep 26, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 3420 - Biological Psychology


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered annually.

This course concentrates on biopsychology—the discipline of neuroscience that focuses upon understanding the relationships between the brain and behavior. We cover the physiological foundations of biopsychology such as the anatomy of the nervous system, as well as the research tools and methods used to investigate issues in biopsychology. Major topics include brain plasticity and the ways in which the brain can recover from damage and/or disease, the biological foundations of important human behaviors such as eating, sleeping and dreaming, and the biopsychology of cognitive and emotional disorders such as Alzheimers and schizophrenia.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 1100  or  



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