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PSB 4003 Brain, Behavior and Experience . . . . . 3(F,S)
Introduction to the brain and its relationship to behavior and experience. Topics covered: structure and function of the nervous and endocrine systems, sensation/perception, emotion and motivation, thinking and consciousness, learning and memory, malfunctions of the mind.
PSB 4731 Psychobiology of Sexual Behavior . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: PSY 2012, DEP 2004, PSB 4003 or 3sh in biology.
Study of biological and sociocultural determinants of sexual development throughout the human life span. Special emphasis is given to sexual orientation, sexual preference, sexual variance, and purported gender differences.
PSB 5035 Cognitive Neuroscience . . . . . 3(S)
Biological bases of mind and behavior: History and methods of cognitive neuroscience; evolutionary perspectives on cognition; neural substrates of development and motor control, attention and perception, learning and memory, language and consciousness, cerebral lateralization and specialization.
PSB 6089 Brain and Mind: Fact and Fantasy . . . . . 3(F)
Seminar focusing on controversial issues in psychobiology of human information processing. Topics typically covered concern the relationship between the brain and consciousness, intelligence, memory and other mental processes.