PSB 4434: Neuropharmacology
Course Description for Neuropharmacology
Description: In this course we will discover how psychoactive drugs alter neurotransmission and, thereby, human perception, cognition, emotion, and behavior. After reviewing principles of pharmacology and the structure and function of the human nervous system, we'll study the specific pharmacological mechanisms and behavioral effects of different legal and illegal drugs including alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, opiates, hallucinogens, antidepressants, anxiolytics, and antipsychotics. We'll discover how drug use changes the brain and consider how we should understand and treat addiction disorders.