PSY290: Introduction to Physiological Psychology

Summer 2003

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2-5 PM

Room SS2108










Caroline Ko

Franca Placenza



Ramsay Wright, room 308

Ramsay Wright, room 306



Office Hours: By appointment

Office Hours: By appointment





Teaching Assistant:





Sarah Harrison

Office Hours: Sidney Smith, room 504

May 22 1-2 PM May 27 5-6 PM

June 10 5-6 PM June 12 1-2 PM

June 17 1-2 PM June 19 5-6 PM

June 23 2-4 PM



Midterm Answer Key


Posted June 2, 2003




Posted May 21, 2003

Reloaded July 8, 2003


RE: Textbook Readings

RE: Review Paper Assignment

Updated June 19, 2003

Updated July 1, 2003








Updated July 7, 2003





v     LECTURE 1 (C. Ko): Introduction; Neuroanatomy

(Includes lecture slides as presented in class with notes and comments.)

(General outline of the lecture; supplementary figures and tables can be accessed

by clicking highlighted text within the file.)


v     LECTURE 2 (F. Placenza): Neural Transmission

LECTURE 2 AMMENDMENT Posted May 20, 2003


v     LECTURE 3 (F. Placenza): Psychopharmacology


v     LECTURE 4 (F. Placenza): Psychopharmacology; Hormones


v     LECTURE 5 (F. Placenza): Reproductive Behavior

N.B. Part I of Lecture 5 (Gonadal Hormones) will be on Test 1. 


v     LECTURE 6 (C. Ko): Biological Rhythms and Sleep

o       Supp Table 9.1 from slide #19 Posted June 11, 2003


v     LECTURE 7 (C. Ko): Learning and Memory: Biological Organization


v     LECTURE 8 (C. Ko): Learning and Memory: Neural Mechanisms

(Pay particular attention to LTP slides. There are additional slides and notes.)


v     LECTURE 9 (C. Ko): Learning and Memory: Neural Mechanisms


v     LECTURE 10 (F. Placenza): Emotions/Mental Disorders


v     LECTURE 11 (F. Placenza): Mental Disorders/Drug Addiction

o        Fig Relapse Circuit