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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 1.4: Biopsychology

Unit

Contents

Teaching Hrs.

Domain

I Introduction

Biopsychology – definition and approach.

Relation with other disciplines of neuroscience and divisions of biopsychology.

System’s approach in body.

Methods of biopsychology – imaging techniques, lectrophysiological methods.

Various systems of human body

History of biopsychology

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II Nervous systems and Sensory processes

General layout of the nervous system – divisions

Spinal cord and brain – structure and functions

Neural conduction – neurons, electrical potential, synaptic transmission

Sensory system – vision, audition, somatic sensation, chemical senses

Biochemical basis of impulse conduction

Neurotransmitters

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III Biology of Behavioural processes

Hunger, eating and health – theories and human obesity

Hormones and sex – neuroendocrine system and sexual development

Mechanisms of learning and memory

Sleep – stages, disorders, sleep deprivation

Amnesias

Sleep reduction

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Pinel, JP. (2006). Biopsychology, 6th Pearson: New Delhi.
  2. Graham, R.B. (1990). Physiological Psychology.

Reference Books:

  1. Rookes&J. Willson. (2000). Perception: Theory, Development, and Organisation.Routledge.
  2. Phil Gorman. (2004). Motivation and Emotion.Routledge.

 

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