PEP004: Neuroanatomy and Physiology

45 hours of CE credit, Course Fee $750.
Instructors: Cynthia Kerson & John LeMay


Cynthia Kerson

Cynthia Kerson

PhD, QEEGD, BCB, BCN (Assistant Program Director)

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John LeMay

John LeMay


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An undergraduate course in general biology. It is easier if you have had an introductory neurofeedback course as well.

Concept and Format:

This course will satisfy the BCIA requirement for neuroanatomy and physiology. It is formatted to discuss aspects of NA&P. It will follow the areas of the brain, starting with surface, midline and deeper structures. It will also cover cranial nerves, Brodmann areas and network and fasciculi. This course is designed to inform the practitioner of neuromodulatory approaches of brain anatomy and functionality to aid in performing these modalities.


  1. To provide students with a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the CNS and PNS relevant to their professional duties.
  2. To describe the dynamic nature of neuronal systems: e.g. sensory, motor, auditory, visual, etc.
  3. To explain the basis of the symptoms that result from trauma and disease.
  4. To present and describe some of the most recent advances in the neurosciences and future directions in research.

DISCLAIMER: Completion of this continuing education course is strictly for educational / informational purposes and does not imply competency, proficiency, and/or experience. The course completion certificate is not a clinical certification nor a license to practice. 

Required Texts:

1.) Kolb, B and IO Whishaw. Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology. 6th ed., Worth Pub, NY, 2003. There is accompaying website with multiple choice questions for assessing your understanding of the course material.

2.)  Purves, D and 6 co-editors. Neuroscience. 4th ed., Sinauer Associates, Inc, Sunderland MA, 2008. This text is used by several human medical schools and contains an atlas of the human central nervous system. Included with purchase of the book, there is anaccompanying Sinauer website that has chapter summaries, animations, online quizzes and flashcards; as well as Sylvius 4, an interactive atlas and visual glossary.

Accessing course materials:

All course materials are available on the course web site. When you purchase the course, you will be given instructions for accessing the course web site immediately.

Computer and Computer Knowledge Requirements:

Anybody with a modern computer and a bit of basic understanding of computer operation (at the level of being able to send e-mails) can play this course with minimal problems. You must have a computer (a) capable of connecting to the internet and running a typical internet program, (b) containing/running a modern word processor such as Microsoft word or Word Perfect, (c) the capability to play sounds such as music (has speakers and appropriate software which normally come with any modern computer), and (d) a slide viewing program such as Power Point (you can probably get a slide viewing program free off the internet if you don’t have one). Any modern (e.g., built within the last ten years), IBM style computer running Windows 98 and more recent platforms (e.g., XP or Windows 8) should be able to do this. Speed, hard disk size, and RAM are not factors for computers in the above category.

Dozens of students have used recent Apple products (MACs etc.) for the course however they frequently have more difficulty playing the course materials than PC users do.

If you are using a MAC type of computer, you must have a current version of “quicktime”. If you do not have it, you can download it for free from the web.

Methods of Evaluation and Grading

To pass this course, you must complete the following:

  1. Complete the review questions for each chapter in Purves & Kolb/Whishaw (which are posted by the publishers on their websites) and e-mail them to me. I will review your answers and respond so we can discuss and then you can correct any problems. All answers must be corrected or discussed.
  2. Present a one hour “Power Point” based discussion of any topic within the course which you and I agree upon.
  3. Participate in the web based class discussions.


The course is taught by Gerald Kozlowski, PhD.  Dr. Kozlowski received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1970. His work history includes Physiology; Teaching Fellow, University of Rochester (1971 – 1973); Assistant and Associate Professor of Anatomy & Physiology, Colorado State University (1973 – 1976); Associate Professor of Anatomy & Physiology & Biophysics, Colorado State University (1976 – 1978); Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston (1978 – 1980); Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (1980 – 1998); Full Faculty Member, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School (1980 – 1998); Senior Lecturer of Department of Cognition and Neurosciences, University of Texas at Dallas (1998 – current). Dr. Kozlowski publishes widely in applied psychophysiology.

Topic Outline:

  1. Part I, Background: Chap 1 (The Development of Neuropsychology) and Chap 2 (Origins of the Human Brain and Behavior)
  2. Chap 3 (Organization of the Nervous System) and Chap 4 (The Structure and Electrical Activity of Neurons)
  3. Chap 5 ( Communication Between Neurons), Chap 6 (The Influence of Drugs on Behavior) and Chap 7 (Imaging the Brain’s Activity)
  4. Part II, Cortical Organization: Chap 8 (Orgainzation of the Sensory Systems) and Chap 9 Organization of the Motor Sytem).
  5. Chap 10 (Principles of Neocortical Function), Chap 11 (Cerebral Asymmetry) and Chap 12 (Variations in Cerebral Asymmetry)
  6. Part III, Cortical Functions: Chap 13 (The Occipital Lobes), Chap 14 (The Parietal Lobes) and Chap 15 (The Temporal Lobes)
  7. Chap 16 (The Frontal Lobes) and Chap 17 (Disconnection Sydromes)
  8. Part IV, Higher Functions: Chap 18 (Memory), Chap 19 (The Origins of Language) and Chap 20 (Emotion)
  9. Chap 21 (Spatial Behavior) and Chap 22 (Attention, Mental Images and Consciousness)
  10. Part V, Plasticity and Disorders: Chap 23 (Brain Development and Plasticity), Chap 24 (Developmental Disorders) and Chap 25 (Plasticity, Recovery, and Rehabilitation of the Adult Brain)
  11. Chap 26 (Neurological Disorders) and Chap 27 (Psychiatric and Related Disorders)
  12. Chap 28 (Neuropsychological Assessment)

When all requirements have been successfully completed, your course completion certificate will be e-mailed to you and BCIA will be informed that you completed the course.

Administrative Information


You can start the course whenever wish to within six months of the purchase date and work at your own pace as long as you complete the course within one year of purchase. Just contact us at or (800) 530-6658 to get started.

Duration of course validity:

You must begin the course within six months of the purchase date and complete it within one year of the purchase date. Courses not completed by that time are void and must be repurchased if still available. No refunds are provided for courses not completed within one year of purchase.

CE Credit:

The Behavioral Medicine R&T Foundation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Foundation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


This course is accepted by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance for recertification continuing education.

Payment, Refund, Scholarship, and cancellation policies:  

Full payment for each course is required before access to the course is provided. Payment is by credit card though our web site’s secure ordering section or by check in US dollars made out to the Foundation and sent to the address below. Full refund will be made until students are given access to the course materials. After getting access to the course materials there is no refund at all as the Foundation has committed its resources to you and you have access to all of the course materials. A course would only be cancelled due to an extreme emergency on the part of the course instructor or the Foundation. In the highly unlikely event a course is cancelled, you would receive a full refund.


The Foundation gives scholarships consisting of 25% off the cost of the course(s) to (a) students and professionals (e.g. clinicians, coaches, teachers) from emerging nations and (b) full time graduate students in developed nations.

Course updates:

Updates to all courses are placed on the course web site as they are made. Students are informed when updates are available. 

Questions / further information?

Contact Dr. Richard Sherman (director of the psychophysiology CE and doctoral programs) at or (360) 452-5020.