Tech Tools for Behavioral StudiesTech Tools is a seminar I have developed to teach about the tools and techniques needed to develop one's own hardware and software for behavioral studies. Students are expected to design a behavioral task for either human or non-human animal subjects. We will discuss a variety of programming languages and approaches to programming as well as learn about affordable options for electronic hardware.
Currently, this course cannot provide in depth coverage of all of the relevant topics. Instead, I introduce students to the resources they will need to teach themselves. Students must be self-motivated, and must be prepared to devote time and effort to their own learning. Course periods are divided into question and answer or troubleshooting of the activities based on the previous classes goals, and lecture or discussion introduction to the next set of goals.