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PSYC 216 - Health Neuroscience


FDR: SC
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: one course chosen from PSYC 110, 111, 150, BIOL 111, CHEM
110, or NEUR 120.
This seminar provides an introduction to the scientific study of physical and mental health using research methods in neuroscience. We examine the effects of exercise on the brain (from the cellular/molecular to systems-level perspective), how neuroplasticity contributes to both the etiology and treatment of neurological and psychological conditions. and extensively discuss the effects of stress on the brain. The course features comprehensive readings of popular psychology/neuroscience books, as well as empirical reports and reviews published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. A background in neuroscience is recommended. as well as  additional experience with psychology and/or biology prior to enrollment. Schreiber.




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