The aim of this unit is to introduce the Biological Bases of Behaviour and prepare the student for PSY308 Behavioural Neuropsychology. The importance of neuroscience, genetics, and evolution to explain manifest behaviour is examined. The principles of nervous conduction and the bases of sensory transduction will be covered and functional neuroanatomy will be related to human and non-human animal behaviour. Topics include but are not limited to: the biological mechanisms of perception, movement, sleep, hunger, thirst, reproduction and emotion.
Prescribed Text - BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY