Five College Consortium

Behavioral Neuroscience

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Psychology
Course Number: 
212
Institution: 
Amherst College

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.fa


Requisite: PSYC 100 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 40 students. Not open to five-college students. Fall semester: Professor Cohen. Spring semester: Professor Turgeon.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
PSYC-212-01-1718S

Course Sections

Behavioral Neuroscience
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Sarah Turgeon smturgeon@amherst.edu MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM MERR 4