PSY 713- 3 Credit Hours

Prof. Dr. George Gonzalez, Ph.D.



Behavioral Neuroscience is the study of the biological basis of the mind and behavior. This course will start with a review of fundamental principles of biology, neuroscience, and behavior. This course will examine central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction related to neurodevelopment, psychopathology, and anxiety, among others. Study of human patient populations and relevant animal models. Selected topics will then be covered in more detail, including: Neurophysiology, Psychopharmacology, Sensory and Motor systems, Hormones, and Addiction. Discussing each disorder from four perspectives: etiology, symptomology, animal models, and therapy/therapeutics. A variety of neuroscience techniques and methodologies will be utilized in the pursuit, with an emphasis on neuropharmacology and neurophysiology.