PSYCH 330 - Topics in Biopsychology
Section: 001 Introduction to Neural Circuits
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
PSYCH 230.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This interactive lecture course will introduce students to the study of neural circuits, with a focus on how specific circuits control normal behaviors and how they are altered in neuropsychiatric disorders. We will start with the basics to ensure everyone is on the same page, covering action potentials, synaptic integration and some basic circuit anatomy. We will then introduce several different kinds of neurons and how they each uniquely shape the behaviorally-relevant output of neural circuits. Finally, we will discuss cutting-edge techniques for understanding and repairing these circuits when they go awry.

Course Requirements:

Our readings will be drawn from the Bear, Connors, Paradiso textbook, as well as primary literature, and the cost of the class is equivalent to the cost of this textbook (in the $51-$100 range). The course grade will be based on two exams, occasional quizzes and contributions to in-class discussions.

PSYCH 330 - Topics in Biopsychology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: For Psych 330-002, interested students who have previously taken Psych 240 or Psych 250 may contact for an override into an open seat. Or call 734-764-2580, M-F 8am-5pm when you are able to register.
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ISBN: 0781778174
Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, Author: Bear., Publisher: Lww 2015
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