Spring 2024

Behavioral Neuroscience

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-212


John-Paul Baird (Section 01)


This course will examine how brain function regulates a broad range of mental processes and behaviors. We will discuss how neurons work and how the brain obtains information about the environment (sensory systems), regulates an organism鈥檚 response to the environment (motor systems), controls basic functions necessary for survival such as eating, drinking, sex, and sleep, and mediates higher cognitive function such as memory and language. We will also consider the consequences of brain malfunction as manifested in various forms of disease and mental illness.

Requisite: PSYC 100 or consent of the instructor. PSYC 212 does not count as credit toward the neuroscience major. Students interested in the Neuroscience major should enroll in 213. Limited to 40 students.  Spring Semester: Professor Baird.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority to pre-registered students and then to declared majors, based on a lottery. Students dropped will have first priority the following semester.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Math and science for non-majors.

PSYC 212 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM SCCE E212
Th 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM SCCE E212


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024