Ch 5: Methodologies for Biological Bases of Behavior

About This Chapter

Included in this chapter are helpful text and video lessons that will teach you about different methodologies for studying the biological bases of behavior. Each lesson will cover essential topics related to this subject, such as uses for genetic testing and methods employed by neurologists to monitor brain activity.

Methodologies for Biological Bases of Behavior - Chapter Summary

The tests and video lessons you can find in this chapter will teach you about essential topics related to the biological bases of behavior, as well as key scientific methodologies for studying this subject. The expertise and teaching skills of our instructors mean that you don't have to worry about misunderstanding the basic information relevant to these somewhat complete concepts.

These lessons will provide step-by-step instructions on the main techniques used for scientifically understanding the relationship between human behavior and biology. You will learn about different tests and methods that are employed when performing scientific research and medical diagnoses, as well as some relevant diseases affecting the brain and behavior. Specific topics you will learn about are:

  • Techniques for studying behavior and the brain
  • The definition and use of electromyography
  • Electrophysiological methods in neurology
  • Drug monitoring techniques in psychology
  • Prenatal and postnatal genetic testing
  • Huntington's disease

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