Introduction to the Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode MLBCN011
Vaknaam Introduction to the Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 4
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction to the Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) provide an overview of neuroscientific research at the University of Groningen, including key players, ways of thinking and applied techniques.
2) provide short and accurate summaries of scientific presentations. Those summaries are accessible to an audience of interested academically trained laymen.
3) provide a short and accurate description of the overarching topic of each of the daily programs.
4) provide a list of take-home messages, derived from the presentations.
Omschrijving The course provides an overview of neuroscientific research at the University of Groningen, which is distributed over five Faculties. A series of about 25 scientists present the research questions they address, they demonstrate their way of thinking, and show which techniques they use. The course is designed for first year Ph.D. students. Master students are welcome to participate. From the overview they can find the areas that interest them most, and they can find supervisors for their research projects. As a separate objective, the course trains the Master student’s writing skills. The students are required to produce summaries of the
presentations which are read and provided with comments by the organizers of the course. The presentations are offered in blocks of (mostly) 4 presentations per day, which share a certain theme. Students are required to describe the theme of the day and can choose out of three formats to write a summary. The formats will be explained and presented at the start of the course.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC)
(Lectures and demonstration of techniques)
Toetsvorm Verslag (R)
(presence obliged)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. E.A. van der Zee
Docent(en) Gastdocent(en) ,dr. R. Havekes ,dr. M.R. Nieuwenstein ,dr. B.J. Riedstra ,prof. dr. A.J.W. Scheurink ,prof. dr. E.A. van der Zee ,dr. L.M. Veenhoff
Verplichte literatuur
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Information provided by the lecturers
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit is particularly suited for students with a Bachelors degree in one of the various subfields of the neurosciences, and is obligatory for BCN students.
Opmerkingen
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences; Research master  (BCN - General Courses) 1 semester I a mandatory
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