302 Behavioral Physiology

Physiology is smart. It is motivated and reconfigures itself through learning. Included in this course are: the Anatomy of behavior – bits and wholes; Self-regulation learning – intelligent homeostasis and meaning; Behavioral genetics – learning probabilities, epigenetics, natural self-selection; Perceptual learning – internal and external “realities;” Biological learning – with and without a nervous system; Learned responses – autonomic, somatic, and central; Behavioral triggers – stimuli, contexts, and states; Kinds of learning – classical, operant, cognitive; Biological reconfiguration – mediated and direct; Dysfunctional learning – same principles, different configurations; Placebo effects – symptoms and relief; Cases – breathing and respiration.