By the end of this course, each of the students will be able to describe and discuss each of the following:
The human behavior in terms of biological and chemical events originating in the human brain and nervous system.
Research methodologies used in physiological psychology studies.
The mechanisms by which psycho-active drugs and medications work.
The mechanisms which underpin the five basic senses of taste, smell, touch, sight, and hearing.
Human affective states in terms of biological and chemical events.
Sleep and biorhythm patterns in terms of biological and chemical events.
Common neurological disorders, affective disorders, and developmental disorders in terms of physiological events.
Mechanisms of chemical and behavioral addiction.