Spring 2016

Neurophysiology of Motivation

Listed in: Neuroscience, as NEUR-356  |  Psychology, as PSYC-356

Formerly listed as: PSYC-56


John-Paul Baird (Section 01)


(Offered as PSYC 356 and NEUR 356.)  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.  Spring semester.  Professor Baird.

If Overenrolled: Priority based on seniority and major


Attention to Writing


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018