Behavioural Neurosciences

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WBBY026-05
Vaknaam Behavioural Neurosciences
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Behavioural Neurosciences
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
- Reproduce the basic principles and terminology of the brain;
- Explain and reproduce the basic principles of Behavioral Neuroscience
- Reproduce the functional relationship between brain processes and behavioral processes
- Explain and reproduce brain and behavioral terms related to the function of the auditory, visual system, and vestibular system
- Recognize some common behavioral and central nervous system disorders.
- Reproduce the basic principles of brain lateralization
Omschrijving Lectures:
Basic course unit which covers the structure of the central nervous system, the fundamental connection between the brain and behavior in relation to, learning and memory, sleep, sexual differentiation, sensory systems and the timing of behavior. The course also covers the basic principles of common central nervous system disorders. Practicals:
Anatomy of the healthy human brain and brain of Alzheimer patients (NB: no dissection practical), analysis of learning behavior in animals, pharmacological manipulation of learning behavior, personality tests in humans related to lateralization of the brain.

Knowledge:
Students will understand and be able to reproduce the basic principles of the structure of the brain, the basic principles of behavior, and will be able to make functional relations between brain structures and behavioral processes. Students will also be trained to reproduce basic brain and behavioral principles related to the working of the following sensory systems: the visual system, the ear, and the vestibular system. The students will also be able to recognize some common behavioral and central nervous system disorders.

Skills and Training:
Students will be trained in analyzing data and writing short summaries.

End terms knowledge:
To understand and reproduce the basic principles of the anatomy and function of the brain. To reproduce the functional relationship between some of the sensory systems, behavior, and brain structures.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(LC-24hr; T-4hr; PRC-20hr; Self study-92 hrs)
Toetsvorm Meerkeuze toets (MC), Verslag (R)
(MC-75%; R-25% (Both the exam and report grade need to be a 5.5 or higher to pass the course))
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. R. Havekes
Docent(en) dr. R. Havekes ,dr. P.R.A. Heckman ,prof. dr. R.A. Hut ,dr. B.J. Riedstra ,prof. dr. E.A. van der Zee
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Neuroscience – Exploring the Brain (4th ed., 2016) Bear, Connors, Paradiso
Entreevoorwaarden Physiology (Biology year 1)

PLEASE NOTE
Biology and Life Science & Technology (old curriculum) course units are only accessible for students of those degree programmes. Students from other degree programmes who would like to participate in Biology course units are obliged to contact one of the academic advisors before registration. After this contact, students have to request admission from the Board of Examiners Biology/Life Science & Technology. Failing to follow this procedure results in immediate unenrollment without prior notification.
Opmerkingen Attendance requirement: introductory lecture and all labs including the lab tutorials

Dit vak had vorig jaar vakcode WPLS18002
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