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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


PSYC 80.01 Neuroscience of Reward

Much of the life of humans and other animals revolves around reward, whether engaging in basic pleasures like food and sex or enjoying more complex things like music. This course will introduce conceptual frameworks to understand reward as a phenomenon that is distinct from other features of goal-directed behavior. We will then discuss recent advances in neuroscience research that are helping us to understand the basic brain mechanisms that make things pleasurable, including anatomical pathways, neurotransmitter systems, and dynamics of neural activity.

Instructor

Smith

Prerequisite

PSYC 6, PSYC 45, and instructor permission through the department website

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Offered

18S: 2A