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PSYC BC1118 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory. 1.5 point.

Discussion Section Required

Prerequisites: BC1001 Introduction to Psychology and departmental permission via Barnard Department of Psychology Lab and Statistics Lottery (students enter lottery via eBear the previous semester). Enrollment limited to 20 students per section.
Corequisites: BC1119 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience Lecture.

Laboratory course to accompany BC1119. Students conduct experiments related to the physiological bases of behavior: development, organization and function of the nervous system; neurochemistry, neurophysiology and synaptic transmission. Topics include: the neural bases of sensory systems; homeostasis; sexual behavior; biological rhythms; emotionality and stress; learning and memory; and psychopathology. A portion of this course uses rats as experimental subjects and involves brain dissections.