Fall 2011

Neurophysiology of Motivation

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-356

Formerly listed 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: PSYC 212 or 226 and consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Baird.

If Overenrolled: Priority based on seniority and major


2016-17: Offered in Fall 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2016