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Biopsychology and Learning - PSYX236

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This unit is designed to give students a basic knowledge of central neuronal mechanisms underlying fundamental behaviours and how these behaviours are modified through experience (learning). Half of the program describes the cytoarchitecture of central and peripheral neurons; the physiological and ionic bases of axonal and synaptic transmission; the overall anatomical organisation of the mammalian brain, and; sensory processing. These topics are followed by discussion on the central mechanisms underlying mammalian behaviours, such as motivation and psychopathology. The other half of the program provides a basic understanding of diverse phenomena in learning and behaviour, including classical conditioning and operant conditioning.

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jennifer Cornish, Dr Julia Irwin

(PSYX104 and PSYX105) or (PSYC104 and PSYC105Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY236
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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