2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

PSYC 255 - Clinical Neuroscience


The emphasis of this course is a relatively new area known as Clinical Neuroscience, which is simply an exploration of the neurobiological foundations of mental health and mental illness. Important themes emphasized in this course include 1) the consideration of only empirically based evidence, 2) the view that mental illness represents a disruption of neurobiological homeostasis, 3) the acknowledgement that because the brain is a plastic organ, the clinical relevance of environmental and behavioral influences is difficult to overestimate, and 4) the recognition of the value of ecologically relevant animal models in the investigation of various aspects of mental illness. Normally, students would not take this course and PSYC 343 . Prerequisite: C- or better in PSYC 110 . Tier 2 course. Spring Group I