Spring 2012

Behavioral Neuroscience

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-212

Formerly listed as: PSYC-12


John-Paul Baird (Section 01)


This course will examine how brain function regulates a broad range of mental processes and behaviors. We will discuss how neurons work and how the brain obtains information about the environment (sensory systems), regulates an organism’s response to the environment (motor systems), controls basic functions necessary for survival such as eating, drinking, sex, and sleep, and mediates higher cognitive function such as memory and language. We will also consider the consequences of brain malfunction as manifested in various forms of disease and mental illness.

Requisite:  PSYC 100 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 75 students.  Fall semester: Professor Turgeon.  Spring semester: Professor Baird.

If Overenrolled: Priority to pre-registered students and then to declared majors, based on a lottery. Students dropped will have first priority the following semester.


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022