Psychology 261 Physiological Psychology. Welcome to the course!. How does PSYCH 261 fit into the psychology curriculum?. We expect some basic knowledge from PSYCH 101 We DO NOT expect any particular background in the life sciences, but inevitably such background will help you if you have it.
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Biological psychology: Scope and Outlook
RT to identify emotion in pictures like these begins to increase after age 11 and until about age 20. Also, emotion is more often mis-identified
This is your brain on fear (if you’re a teenager)
This is your brain on fear (if you’re an adult
Basic idea was that the brain is divided into different areas for different functions (not so silly) and that one could ‘read’ individual brain differences from bumps on the head (somewhat sillier).
Cells in the brain of a monkey respond to the direction in which another monkey is looking
There is some evidence that procedures like this can help with Parkinson’s disease and perhaps other afflictions
Cross section of zebra finch brain showing song production (blue) and song learning (red) pathways.