This course is about you. In particular, how your body receives, processes and acts on information.
We’ll look at sensation and perception (inputs), and movements and skills (outputs).
We’ll also take a look at some of learning, memory, and cognition factors that happen between inputs and outputs.
The focus is on how things happen biologically. We will look at “why” only in terms of why things are processes in one part of the brain and not in another. We may raise questions that make you question your philosophy but we won’t answer them.
By the end of this module, you should be able to:
- Assess your current level of knowledge about biological psychology
- Become comfortable with the online environment
- Review your prior experiences with biology
- Get to know your classmates
- Read Kalat’s Introduction and the Appendix B (Ethics and animals)
- Deborah Smith’s “Five Principles of Research Ethics” (Links to an external site.) in The Monitor.
- A good resource to know about is Neuroscience For Kids (Links to an external site.).
- Mind-body video:https://youtu.be/XLS6qoT0Ioo (Links to an external site.)