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PSY 330 Neuropsychology

The purpose of this course is to provide a detailed understanding of brain/behavior relationships in humans. Students will learn the neural substrates (cortical and subcortical) responsible for producing behavioral deficits following different forms of brain damage. Topics may include mnemonic impairments, emotional abnormalities, and motivational deficits. Students may examine the neurobiology of neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and Schizophrenia and may learn about current issues in neuropsychology including learning disabilities, recovery of function following neural damage, and assessment of neuropsychological disorders. This course will not involve the use of laboratory animals. This course includes an imbedded laboratory component equivalent to 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: successful completion of PSY 101, PSY 110, or PSY 111 with a C or better. Recommended that students first complete, PSY 320 and PSY 320L with a C or better. Spring, Summer