Psych 312-2: Neurobiology and Behavior II



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Course Description:


CONTENT: Neuroanatomical, electrophysiological, and biochemical substrates of psychological processes.

PREREQUISITES: 312-1 or equivalent; 205 recommended.

TEACHING METHOD: There are two (1 hour, 20 minute) lectures per week. There are reading assignments in a textbook as well as in selected papers from the primary literature in neurobiology. Lectures and readings are sometimes designed to overlap (e.g., when the material is especially difficult or controversial), but often these two sources of information are independent.

EVALUATION METHOD: Exams will cover lecture and reading material in approximately equal amounts. A midterm and non-cumulative final exam will each determine 50% of the final grade. Absence from a major exam will result in a score of zero for that exam unless a written medical explanation is presented.


312-2 Syllabus Neurobiology and Behavior II Syllabus


         Carlson, Neil R. (2012)

         Physiology of Behavior (11th ed.).

         U.K., Pearson Publishers

Product Details

John L. Andreassi (2007)

 Psychophysiology: Human Behavior and Physiological Response (5d ed.,Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., Publishers).


Handbook of Psychophysiology

Extra reference:  

Handbook of Psychophysiology (2000).

John T. Cacioppo (Editor), Louis G. Tassinary (Editor), Gary Berntson (Editor)

Book Chapters and Articles:

1. EEG Biofeedback ("Neurofeedback") and affective disorders

2. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback of Event-Related Potentials (Brain Waves): Historical , Review, Future Directions

3. Interacting Brain Stem Components of Opiate-Activated, Descending, Pain-Inhibitory Systems

4. Brain Mechanisms and intellegence

5. P300 in Detecting Concealed Information. J. Peter Rosenfeld, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Institute for Neuroscience, Northwestern University

6. Strehl, Birbaumer et al. (2006) Self-regulation of slow cortical potentials: A New treatment for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Pediatrics, 118, 1530-1540

7. Subjective and objective probability effects on P300 (2005). J. Peter Rosenfeld at el., Psychophysiology, 42, 356- 359

8. P300-based Stroop study with low probability and target Stroop oddballs: The evidence still favors the response selection hypothesis. (2006).J. Peter Rosenfeld and Katieann Skogsberg. International Journal of Psychophysioloy, 60, 240-250

9. Stephen S. Fox and Alan P. Rudell (1968). Operant Controlled Neural Event: Formal and Systematic Approach to Electrical Coding of Behavior in Brain. Science, New Series, Vol. 162, No. 3859, pp. 1299-1302.

10. Birbaumer (1999). A Spelling device for the paralyzed.

11. Lisa Feldman Barrett called"What Emotions Are (and Aren’t)." July 31, 2015.


Power Point Presentations:

1. ERP's in Deception, Malingering, and False Memories

2. Countermeasures to P-300-based Guilty Knowledge Tests of Deception (SPR, 2002)

4. Operant Control of Sensory ERPs: Mechanisms and applications

5. Opiate Mechanisms

6. The New Complex Trial protocol for Deception detection with P300: Mock Crime Scenario and Enhancements

8. Psychology 312-2

9. Anti-terror uses of the P300-based,wareness effects

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