Origins of Biopsychology. Introduction Course Overview History of Behavioral Neuroscience Course Goals. Biopsychology. Seeks to describe the physiological mechanisms of the body that mediate our movement and mental activity.
Sensation (vision, etc…)
Eating and Drinking
Learning and Memory
Language and Communication
Emotions (if extra time at the end)Topics to be Covered
towards the head or front towards the rear or behind
Ventral (Inferior) Dorsal (Superior)
towards the belly (below) towards the back (above)
close to the neuraxis away from the neuraxis
on the same side on the opposite side
(parietal lobe more
(inferior temporal lobe
Drug (UCS) Compensatory response (UCR)
Drug paraphernalia Compensatory & environment (CS) response (CR)
Many fatal drug overdoses occur when the person uses in a non-familiar environment. Why?