NWI-BM053B
Behavioural Neuroscience
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-BM053B
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; BioWetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
prof. dr. F.P. Battaglia
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Lecturer
prof. dr. T. Celikel
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Examiner
dr. L.K.E. Genzel
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Contactperson for the course
dr. L.K.E. Genzel
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Lecturer
dr. L.K.E. Genzel
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Academic year2018
Period
KW1  (03/09/2018 to 04/11/2018)
Starting block
KW1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
  • The student has a deep understanding ofbehavioral studies and the read-out of their parameters
  • The student can formulate a successful design for a behavioral neuroscience study within the topics covered
  • The student can analyze and discuss recent literature within the field of behavioral neuroscience
Content
Behavioral neuroscience unravels the functioning of the brain in relation to the subjects behavior. It is a broad research field that covers both animal and human studies and ranges biological to pathophysiological situations. All behavior, irrespective of its function can be characterized in three stages, or phases: (i) sensation of an external stimulus, (ii) perception of the stimulus and (iii) action towards a behavioral outcome befitting the initial input. During this course we will cover these three phases using both animal and human experimental paradigms.
Apart from background lectures students will study recent research articles. Journal club discussions of these articles will focus on experimental design: Can all conclusions be justified following the experimental design?
Topics
• Overview of the most important experiments in behavioural neuroscience
• Sensation of external stimuli
• Stimulus perception
• Action towards behavioural outcome
• Spatial cognition
• Memory encoding and consolidation

Test information
Final mark will be determined on an exam of the materials discussed during the course.

Prerequisites
For this course a BSc programme in medical biology or neurobiology is required.

Required materials
To be announced
Recent literature will be provided at the start of the course.

Instructional modes
Course
Attendance MandatoryYes

Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tutorial
Attendance MandatoryYes

Zelfstudie

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW1, Block KW2