The course aims at facilitating the comprehension of the neuroendocrine substrates of behavior.
Following a brief introduction to the basics of neuroanatomy, to the cells of the nervous system and the main neurotransmitters and receptors, more detailed attention is devoted to the neural/neuroendocrine bases of learning and memory, addiction, sleep, emotions and stress. Moreover, students are asked to work in groups in the handling and presentation of experimental data, as well as in bibliographic search and scientific article presentation.
Course contents summary
What is Psychobiology,
Branches of Psychobiology, Cells of the nervous system, Synaptic transmission, Neurotransmitters, Brief anatomy of the nervous system, Methods for the study of the nervous system, Methods for the study of behavior, Psychobiology of learning and memory, Psychobiology of addiction, Psychobiology of Sleep, Emotion & Stress psychobiology, Handling and presentation of experimental data, Bibliographic search and scientific article presentation
SET OF NOTES AND SLIDES BY THE PROFESSOR AVAILABLE AT LIBRERIA SCIENTIFICA S.CROCE
- J. Pinel. Biopsychology. Pearson (Boston), 2007
Traditional frontal lessons and group work for the handling and presentation of bibliographic and experimental data