March 05, 2010
Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Burman, Ph.D., is teaching a special summer course on behavioral and cognitive neuroscience as part of UNE’s larger efforts to establish an early college program for advanced high school students. The course will provide a survey of the biological underpinnings of behavior with a focus on learning, motivation and emotion. Behavioral genetics, synaptic transmission, neurotransmitter and brain systems will all be considered. A laboratory component will involve several CEN faculty and include observations of animal behavior, brain dissections, and computer demonstrations.