BCSC 110: Lecture Schedule

Lecture slides will be made available on Blackboard. Slides are not intended to be a substitute for class attendance or reading. Suggested readings are listed from Pinel and Barnes, Biopsychology, 10th edition.

Only students who are enrolled in the course may access materials online. You must be logged into Blackboard to download these files.

The following schedule is tentative, depending on the amount of material covered in each class.

Date
Topic
Suggested Reading
09/01
Introduction/Research Methods
Ch 1 & Ch 5
09/06
Cells of the Nervous System
Ch 3
09/08
Nervous System Development and Organization
Ch 3 and Ch 9
09/13
Structures of the Brain
Ch 3
09/15
Neural Conduction
Ch 4
09/20
Synaptic Transmission
Ch 4
09/22
UNIT EXAM ONE: Foundations of Biopsychology
 
09/27
Visual System: Peripheral
Ch 6
09/29
Visual System: Central
Ch 6
10/04
Auditory System
Ch 7
10/06
Somatosensory System
Ch 7
10/11
Fall Break – No Class
 
10/16
Chemical Senses
Ch 7
10/18
Sensorimotor System: Cortex
Ch 8
10/20
Sensorimotor System: Sub-cortical
Ch 8
10/25
UNIT EXAM TWO: Sensory and Motor Systems
 
10/27
Sleep and Dreaming
Ch 14
11/01
Thermoregulation and Water Balance
Ch 12
11/03
Hunger and Satiety
Ch 12
11/08
Hormones and Sex
Ch 13
11/10
Language and Speech
Ch 16
11/15
Learning and Memory
Ch 11
11/17
UNIT EXAM THREE: Basic Motivations
 
11/22
Intelligence, Personality and Morality
 
11/24
Thanksgiving Break – No Class
 
11/29
Reward and Addiction
Ch 15
12/01
Emotion and Stress
Ch 17
12/06
Psychiatric Disorders
Ch 18
12/08
Brain Damage and Neuroplasticity
Ch 10
12/13
UNIT EXAM FOUR: Mental Functions
 

FINAL EXAM – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21ST 2022 4-5:15 PM