The Neurosciences/Experimental emphasis in psychology seeks to explore the role of biological processes in behavior. Neuroscience lies at the intersection of biology and psychology and utilizes the tools and knowledge of the biological sciences to better understand the complexity of animal and human minds. As such, courses emphasize basic processes (e.g., neuronal communication, neuroanatomy, sensation and perception) as well as more complex processes (e.g., learning, memory, language, emotion, addiction).
The area is driven by rapidly evolving techniques and research contributions from a variety of fields spanning the biological and psychological sciences. The emphasis provides an important and necessary overview of the neurosciences to students interested in pursuing careers in biologically based areas of psychology, while individual classes provide complementary information for students pursuing other emphases.
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