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PSY610 : Neurological Bases of Behavior

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

This course focuses on the study of current trends in neuro/psycho/pharmo/physio/biological substrates of behavior. This course studies research methodologies/ techniques, and scientific research for studying the brain behavior relationships (from molecular to molar). It focuses on understanding of neuroanatomical loci, structures, interconnections, their molecular and chemical transmission systems which control behavior. Drug pharmacological modulations of behavior with special reference to neurochemicals and neurohormones are also the part of this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an appreciation of the involvement of the brain in every aspect of behavior.
  • Comprehend the neurobiopsychological substrates (underpinnings of behavior can underlie aberrations).
  • Recognize well developed and systematic methodologies used to study and develop theoretical frameworks of complex brain- behavior relationships on the basis of the same.

Course Calendar

Brief historical review1Handouts1-5
Sub-specializations within the behavioral neurosciences open2Handouts6-9
Research in behavioural neurosciences3Handouts10-13
Evolutionary and genetic basis of behavior4Handouts14-17
Evolutionary and genetic basis of behavior5Handouts18-20
Evolutionary and genetic basis of behavior6Handouts21-23
Genes and experience7Handouts24-26
Genes and experience8Handouts27-30
Genes and experience9Handouts31-34
Quiz 01
Genes and experience10Handouts35-37
Genes and experience11Handouts38-41
Research methods and techniques of assessment of brain function I12Handouts42-43
Assignment 01
Research methods and techniques of assessment of brain function II13Handouts44-48
Research methods and techniques of assessment of brain function III14Handouts49-52
Research methods and techniques of assessment of brain function IV15Handouts53-55
Development of the nervous system16Handouts56-58
Development of the nervous system17Handouts59-60
Development of the nervous system18Handouts61-64
Development of the nervous system19Handouts65-68
Quiz 02
Development of the nervous system20Handouts69-71
Development of the nervous system21Handouts72-74
Development of the nervous system22Handouts75-78
Mid-Term Exam
Basic neuroanatomy23Handouts79-80
Basic neuroanatomy24Handouts81-85
Basic neuroanatomy25Handouts86-88
Quiz 03
Basic neuroanatomy26Handouts89-94
Basic neuroanatomy27Handouts95-99
Basic neuroanatomy28Handouts100-103
Quiz 04
Basic neuroanatomy29Handouts104-107
Assignment 02
Basic neuroanatomy30Handouts108-112
Basic neuroanatomy31Handouts113-117
Basic neuroanatomy32Handouts118-122
Basic neuroanatomy33Handouts123-126
Basic neuroanatomy34Handouts127-131
Basic neuroanatomy35Handouts132-137
Graded Discussion Board
Brain and motivational states36Handouts138-142
Brain and motivational states37Handouts143-146
Quiz 05
Brain and motivational states38Handouts147-151
Brain and motivational states39Handouts152-155
Brain and motivational states40Handouts156-160
Lesson 41 Higher order brain functions41Handouts161-165
Lesson 42 Higher order brain functions42Handouts166-169
Lesson 43 Higher order brain functions43Handouts170-173
Higher order brain functions44Handouts174-177
Brief historical review45Handouts177-180
Final-Term Exam
Disclaimer: This is a tentative plan for the semester. It can be changed if needed and students will be informed via announcement.
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