Spring 2008

Neurophysiology of Motivation

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-56


John-Paul Baird (Section 01)


This course will explore in detail the neurophysiological underpinnings of basic motivational systems such as feeding, fear, and sex. Students will read original articles in the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and behavioral scientific literature. Key goals of this course will be to make students conversant with the most recent scientific findings and adept at research design and hypothesis testing. Requisite Psychology 12 or 26 and consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Second semester. Professor Baird.