PSYC E-1660 Mind, Brain, and Illness
Spring term 2018 CRN 24461
This course is focused on understanding the causal mechanisms of mental illness. We examine the concept of mental illness and the relationship between psychopathological symptoms and specific brain circuits for executive control, motivation, social cognition, and emotion regulation. Further, we explore the ways in which genetic and environmental factors affect the function of these circuits to predispose psychological dysfunction.