Brain & Behavior
Ever wonder just what makes us who we are? How is it that mind is connected to body? This course concentrates on exactly these questions. We'll learn about the anatomy of the brain but never loose sight of what it is that the anatomy does.
After learning a bit about neurons and brain anatomy we'll begin to look at sensory systems-the gateways to knowing. We'll also examine emotion, sleep, learning and, toward the end of class, we'll look at the brain when it malfunctions. In this part of the course we'll discuss the neural systems associated with schizophrenia, depression and other types of mental illness -