|Dates||Departure from U.S.:||Sun., June 26, 2016|
|Arrival:||Mon., June 27, 2016|
|Mandatory Orientation:||Tues., June 28, 2016|
|First Day of Class:||Tues., June 28, 2016|
|Last Day of Class:||Fri., July 29, 2016|
|Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
|Sun., July 31, 2016|
Drugs, Behavior, and History of Neuroscience in Greece will explore psychopharmacology and neuroscience from antiquity to modern times. You will learn a broad background into the pharmacology of psychoactive drugs, including drugs of addiction and therapeutics. This will be accompanied by a deep investigation of the origins of modern pharmacology and medicine in ancient Greece, including one of the first major pharmacopeias, the Dioscorides' Materia Medica. This will also include an exploration into the origins of modern scientific medicine in antiquity, including a visit to the medical school of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine.
We will try to envision how treatment for psychiatric disorders evolved from antiquity. Together, students will gain a broad understanding of psychopharmacology.
Students should have a broad interest in psychoactive drugs and neuroscience. The courses are taught so they do not require specific prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have some exposure to biology, neuroscience, or chemistry. Although we will cover everything you need to know, those students will be better prepared to understand the pharmacology.
Stephan Anagnostaras is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science at UCSD, where he has been on the faculty since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from UCLA, and a B.S. from the University of Michigan.
His courses at UCSD are consistently highly rated, and he is committed to blending of lecture, seminar, and experiential formats.
Although he was born in New Jersey, he grew up in Greece, and looks forward to sharing Greece with students.