Biological Bases of Behaviour

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biological Bases of Behaviour

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Biology, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PS101, PS102, PS104, PS105

    Co-Requisites: PS202, PS203, PS204, PS305, PS206

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Module Objective: To introduce how the brain and neurotransmitters influence various aspects of behaviour. To examine modern neuroscientific research techniques including the theory and methods of psychophysiological recording. To examine illnesses associated with degeneration of the brain and neurons.
    Module Content: The biological basis of rudimentary and complex issues such as stress, sleep, learning and memory. The autonomic nervous system. The measurement of autonomic arousal. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Neurotransmitters, chemistry and receptor type. Modern neuroscientific techniques.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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