The understanding of the combination of psychological and biological parameters than constitute the psychobiological substrate of human behaviors. Starting from the knowledge of instictual behaviors of animals throughout various classes, ranging from the inferior to superior mammals, the lesson proceeds to the direction of the understanding of deeper processes that underlie the psychobiology of human behaviors.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction - The neyropsychological organization of the Brain - Organization of the brain - Reflexes - Memory - Learning - Psychobiology of emotions - Neurotransmition systems in the brain and their association with behavior - Sleep & dreams - Eating behavior - Sexuality - Aggressiveness - Verbal and non-verbal communication - Ethology - Animal societies - Human societies
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
E. KANDEL και συν.
ΝΕΥΡΟΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΗ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΜΠΕΡΙΦΟΡΑ.
ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΑΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΗΤΗΣ.
E. Kandel, Neuroscience and behavior. University of Crete editions, Heraklion, 2006.