Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC521805 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 神経・生理心理学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Neuro- and Physiological Psychology
ナカオ タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri1-4:EDU K203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture based on materials provided in class and with PowerPoint
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students Students in Program in Psychology, Compulsory elective subject
Keywords Structure and function of nervous system, memory, emotion, higher brain dysfunction 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To acquire advanced psychological knowledge. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class provides an overview of empirical observations and theories in the field of Neuro- and Physiological Psychology 
Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation: What is Neuro- and Physiological Psychology?
lesson2 Neuro- and Physiological Psychology as a science of mind
lesson3 Measurement and operation methods used in Neuro- and Physiological Psychology
lesson4: Brain structure
lesson5 Neurons and sensory input
lesson6 Primary somatosensory and association areas
lesson7 Functional localization
lesson8 Functional connectivity
lesson9  Memory, Language, and Brain
lesson10 Attention, Emotion, and Brain
lesson11 Autonomic nervous system
lesson12 Neural oscillation in sleep
lesson13 Higher brain dysfunction
lesson14 Self, Brain and Body
lesson15 Summary

Submit a term paper.
Submit comment paper at every lesson.
Student Presentation

"No specific textbooks
Reference publications are introduced in class.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Materials will be distributed in PDF file format.
It is recommended to bring your PC, especially for the 4th, 7th, and 8th sessions.
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review lecture materials and confer the reference books
Grading Method Result of term-end examination (Approx. 40%), Contents of comment sheets every time (Approx. 30%), Student Presentation in class(Approx. 30%)
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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