Genetic, Perinatal and Biological Factors in Behavior Regulation: Biological Basis of Regulatory Processes in Behavior
During the course the physiological and pathophysiological background of psychological functions are reviewed with special emphasis on regulatory mechanisms.
- Interaction between the heart and cognitive-emotional processes: the anatomical-physiological background of related regulatory processes, psychophysiological correlates, principles of measurement, stress phenomena.
- Blood circulation in the brain (functional anatomical background) and its relationship to cognitive and emotional processes.
- Measurement of blood circulation (NIRS, fMRI, Doppler).
- Correlation between metabolic changes of brain and psychological functions
- Spontaneous and evoked brain electrical correlates of behavior. Graph theoretical approach.
- Regulation of emotional processes: neurobiological and psychopysiological aspects, age-related characteristics.
- Visuomotor processes and regulation of visual sensory input:
- Regulation of the pupil, functional-anatomical background, related characteristics of information processing mechanisms.
- Importance of eye movements in information processing.
- Effect of cognitive and emotional processes on electrodermal activity and respiration: basic principles of regulation and measurement, anatomical-physiological background, psychophysiological importance.
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